Walks to suit everyone

There are a range of different walks from a gentle 1/2 mile stroll to a more robust 2 1/2 mile walk that incorporates the rolling parkland and lake, as well as the woodland paths.

Whichever walk you choose you will certainly enjoy a close encounter with some of the finest unspoilt woodland and natural flora that Staffordshire has to offer.

All the routes are clearly marked with coloured directional signs and there are plenty of benches along the way for you to sit, take a break and enjoy the flowers at close quarters. We provide more detailed maps and information regarding the different walks on arrival at Yoxall Lodge.

  We ask that you keep to the paths at all times to ensure the survival of these protected flowers as trampling on the leaves causes the plant to die as it is through the leaves that the plant gains food.

Please note:

All paths are natural and unsurfaced so please wear appropriate footwear.

We regret that, due to the nature of our walks, they are not suitable for wheelchair access.

Guide dogs only.

In the event of severe wet weather we may have to close the walks. Please telephone before your visit if in doubt.

Walled Garden Walk - A gentle amble up the side of the old walled garden and stream, crossing two bridges and passing the old dogs' graves from Victorian times. It provides a great opportunity to warm up the leg muscles before the main walks. Very pretty and not to be missed.

The Gentle Walk - follows the green arrows and is half a mile long. This walk is as its name suggests and meanders through the lower part of Lodge Hill Wood. There is an abundance of bluebells and "white" bluebells all around you giving a spectacular display.

Lodge Hill Walk - follows the blue arrows and is one mile long. The short sharp incline at the start of this walk is well worth the initial effort with a superb display of bluebells along the entire route. The magnificent trees in this woodland are worth diverting your eyes from the bluebells.

Old Coppice Walk - follows the jade arrows. An additional "loop" onto Lodge Hill walk. This path is undulating but has beautiful displays of bluebells and glorious views over open countryside.

Foxholes Walk - follows the red arrows and is one and a half miles long. Foxholes Wood is a beautiful, mixed broadleaved woodland and as you exit, the views over Yoxall Park are stunning with not a road or electricity pylon in sight.

West Park Walk - follows the orange arrows and is two and a half miles long. West Park rambles around rolling parkland known as West Park and leads in to the Lake Walk.

The Lake Walk - follows the yellow arrows and is half a mile long. The lake is home to several species of water birds including Teal, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen and Heron. Look out for the Kingfisher too.