Upton Country Park walks
Upton Country House and gardens
As you enter the estate of Upton Park, Poole you immediately notice that the formal grounds are immaculately maintained. To your left is a large lawn area that is frequently used for family picnics and childrens games. Beyond this area in the distance is Upton Country House. The driveway is the single entry and exit route into the park and leads you to the main parking area. From here there is a pleasant walk around the grounds of the house and its beautiful extended gardens. The gardens have a variety of plant and tree species, with a small duck pond on the lower level.
Holes Bay, Poole
Our favourite walk begins from the main car park and leads you around the perimeter of the whole estate, with outstanding views of Holes Bay. During the route families with kids can enjoy the amazing woodland play trail, which is one of the best parks in Dorset. All the outdoor play equipment is carved out of wood and is similar to the adventure park in Moors Valley. The walking conditions underfoot are a mixture of gravel and muddy paths and can be become waterlogged during periods of heavy rain.