Easy difficulty. Distance 1.5 miles
If you’re looking for somewhere to walk which isn’t too strenuous, a safe bet is the approach to Wellington Monument.
There is plenty of parking (around 30 spaces) close to the start of the walk.
The tree-lined walk from the carpark to Wellington Monument is along a level gravel pathway. There the occasional bump or dip in the path but no steps, styles or steep gradients.
The complete walk is approximately three-quarters of a mile each way, approximately 15 minutes each way. At the end, you’re rewarded with a view of this impressive monument to the Duke of Wellington. Wellington Monument is the world’s tallest three-sided obelisk, standing at 175 feet.
The information boards are easy to read and include details of the Monument’s history and a map showing nearby walks.
On fine days there is ample space around the monument to enjoy a picnic or fly a kite. The walk is particularly beautiful in the autumn, when the leaves turn all shades of brown, red and gold. Very windy days are best avoided as it can get quite blustery up by the Monument. In the winter, be aware that the path can get rather muddy.
Further details of this walk can be found on the National Trust website.