Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

One of our team is currently writing a review on Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate. The information below has been collected from the venue website.

Lodge Park

John ‘Crump’ Dutton built this 17th-century grandstand, fuelled by his passion for deer coursing, gambling, banqueting and entertaining.

Lodge Park became the National Trust’s first restoration project in 1998 and relied on archaeological evidence to return the building to its former glory. It’s situated approximately two and a half miles from the village of Sherborne and the wider Sherborne estate, the other side of the A40.

Sherborne Park Estate
Sherborne is a working estate and has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes.

Ewe Pen Barn is the starting point for Lodge Park’s three main walking routes: Short Woodland Stroll; Family Fun Walk and Historic Farmland Hike. Don’t miss the sculpture trail around the pleasure grounds.

Make sure to leave some time to visit the 18th-century water meadows (home to otters, water voles and dragonflies) – park at Northfield Barn car park. The estate is open year round, dawn to dusk.

There is a small cafe at Lodge Park, selling light refreshments and plants (only available when the property is open).
Picnic tables are available outside Lodge Park. Drinks and light refreshments are on sale daily at the ‘Sherborne Village Shop & Tea-room’ situated in the heart of Sherborne village (not National Trust).

 

 

Family

At Lodge Park pushchairs have access to the ground floor only as there is no lift to the first floor. There is a children’s trail at Lodge Park. There is a sculpture trail around the Pleasure Ground at Sherborne Park Estate (start from Ewe Pen Barn)