Petworth Deer Park
The hilltop paths are quite exposed. Pack an extra layer!
Blow away the cobwebs and let the kids run free as you explore this stunning 700-acre historic park.
* See hundreds of fallow deer (honestly!)
* Big fallen logs to climb on
* Great views of Petworth House and across to the South Downs
* 2 large ornamental ponds with lots of ducks
London Road (A283), Petworth, GU28 9LS
Free parking for National Trust members or £3 for non-members.
Go for a short stroll, or a longer walk. Our suggested route is 3 miles.
8am-8pm (BST) and 8am-6pm (winter). Open 365 days.
There are various routes to choose from (see map). However, whether you are planning just a short stroll or a longer day out, be sure to include a visit to the Upper Pond for fine views of Petworth House. Walking along grassy rides, the terrain is relatively mud-free even in winter; however it is worth pointing out that some walking trails (around the perimeter of the park) involve rough terrain with some steep hills.
Dogs are welcome here but must be kept on a lead (due to the deer). Please ensure the park remains a place to be enjoyed, by picking up after your dog.
Takeaway refreshments can be purchased from a lovely vintage caravan kiosk in the car park (cash only). Alternatively, bring a picnic and make a day of your visit.