At the moment there are a number of different walks in the surroundings of the house. We used the ‘Woodland Walk’ for the Illumination Event held on Leap Year Day, February 2020.
This short walk starts at the beautiful “Five Sisters” and takes you through the woodland. You will see an amazing variety of trees that have been imported from North America in the 1880’s. The walk will bring you to the front of Bannockburn House. This pathway was funded through Paths for All.
Kitchen Garden Walk
The gardening team has made some fantastic strides in reclaiming the old enclosed garden from years of neglect. This development has been supported by a generous award from the Climate Challenge Fund to return it to a fully productive space that lowers our carbon footprint and will be able to produce food for use in our café and in the local community.
Clementina Pond Walk
This pond was installed during the Victorian period. In its heyday it was described as a ‘sparkling goldfish pond’. It is very overgrown and shadowy at the moment, but we hope to change that and restore the fish. This enchanted area is a glorious walk into the past, making you think of all the different people who may have stood there to admire the goldfish and have long, important or romantic conversations. It is certainly rich in history.
The Fountain Walk
This walk can be accessed from the west side of the house and takes you through the woodland along to the beautiful remains of an old fountain which is unique to the surroundings.