Ascott Park Historical Trail

Information about an historical trail through Ascott Park, near Stadhampton.

The Ascott Park Historical Trail is a circular walk of about two miles starting from Stadhampton. It takes in the attractive parkland that was once part of the Dormer family estate. The manor house the Dormer family occupied for some 250 years has long since vanished, but many features of historic interest remain. These can be seen on the Trail, which has been designed by the Oxfordshire Buildings Trust in conjunction with Oxfordshire County Council, the owners of Ascott Park.

Walk information

Download the map for information about starting point, directions, parking and refreshments.


Sir Robert Dormer built Rousham House near Steeple Aston, Cherwell, in 1635. This is still owned by his descendants and includes the celebrated gardens designed by William Kent. If you would like to visit, see the Rousham House website for more information.