Walks will ex­plore her­itage of es­tate

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

The fea­tures and his­tory of Ash­ford’s God­in­ton Es­tate will be out­lined to vis­i­tors in three guided walks this year. They are be­ing led by es­tate man­ager Nick Sand­ford, with par­tic­i­pants tak­ing in the beau­ti­ful land­scape while hear­ing about the her­itage and day to day run­ning of the park.

The walks, last­ing ap­prox­i­mately an hour, with lots of stops, will fin­ish with re­fresh­ments in the venue’s newly ren­o­vated sta­bles.

The three planned walks through the wider es­tate will take in the wood­land, river, wildlife, flora and fauna, and in­for­ma­tion about the work car­ried out be­hind the scenes to care for the an­cient park and es­tate.

Guide Mr Sand­ford will share the knowl­edge he has gained manag­ing the es­tate for more than 18 years.

The walks are be­ing held on Fri­day, April 21, Fri­day, Septem­ber 22 and Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 1.

Mr Sand­ford said: “The walks will be in­for­mal and I will aim to show vis­i­tors dif­fer­ent as­pects of run­ning a his­toric es­tate.

“While each walk is loosely themed I will be happy to be di­rected by peo­ple’s interest and ques­tions. It will be a chance to ex­plore parts of the grounds away from the pub­lic foot­paths. “

Groups will be kept small and book­ing is es­sen­tial. The cost is £10 per per­son.

The gar­dens are open daily un­til Novem­ber 1, 1pm to 6pm.

The house is open to the pub­lic for tours on Fri­days, Satur­days, Sun­days and Bank Hol­i­day Mon­days from 1pm, with the last tour at 4pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. god­in­ton­house.co.uk or call 01233 643854.

Pic­ture: Martin Fagg

God­in­ton Es­tate man­ager Nick Sand­ford leads vis­i­tors on a tour

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