passing your time at old-lands

With 200 acres for you to roam about in, a useful estate map shows you where you can walk, and as it resembles a pirate map, children love to colour it in. Check for natural history sightings on the board in the archway, and add to it anything you stumble across. While out on your Old-Lands adventures, if you discover a plant or insect that you need help identifying you can email a photo of it to Sam Bosanquet,, the resident naturalist who will identify it for you, and we can also add it to our natural history database. Sam tends to do an hour long nature walk or mini beast safari on a Saturday morning at 10am between the beginning of May and the end of September, Easter holidays and half terms.  Children do need to be accompanied for this. Parents can award themselves a lie-in by booking a session for their children to build dens and muddy their wellies at the Forest School. You might also like to pick up a pair of oars for a row round the island on the lake, or wander along the yew-tree walk and toss a ball on the old, well loved tennis court. We have the Wye, Usk and mountain lakes nearby, and offer safety and wild swimming tution in our lake to prepare you before you brave waters beyond.  There are also 20 geocaches, many of them done by us , that are either on or within walking distance of the estate.

Walking in Monmouthshire

The estate is within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. The Gwent Wildlife Trust has many nature reserves near by. For more about walking in the county see here.