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King Beorthwulf's Gardens

This walk presents a rare opportunity to view the private gardens at Benington Lordship, a beautifully landscaped Georgian estate overlying the remains of a Saxon palace. Sometime back in the ninth century AD, King Beorthwulf of Mercia met here with his allies in a plot to oust the Danes from England. Highlights of the gardens include an ornate Norman-style gatehouse constructed by the noted Victorian landscape artist James Pulham, and a lavish herbaceous border featuring a panoply of multicoloured perennials – possibly the best example of its kind in England.

Walk schedule

King Beorthwulf's Gardens walk

See a selection of photos from this walk.

See the calendar for walk dates.

There are two different departure points for this walk.

On Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, we meet at 9:00am in the main ticket office at Kings Cross rail station.

On Fridays, we meet at 9:00am in front of the main ticket window at Moorgate Underground station.

We return to London later the same evening.

What's included

This full day out includes all roundtrip transportation from the starting point in London, a guided walk from Watton-at-Stone to Walkern, and admission to Benington Lordship Gardens. It also includes a traditional pub lunch and drinks at The Lordship Arms in Hebing End.


Group size 1-2: 145 per person
Group size 3: 120 per person
Group size 4+: 105 per person

For groups of four or more, we also offer a half-day version of this trip for 75 per person. Please note that this price does not include lunch.

Our walk leaders accept payment in cash at the start of the walk.

Book it!

For reservations and information call 07932 953 174 or email david@englishcountrywalks.com

Please be sure to mention:

(a) which walk you're interested in
(b) your desired dates and options
(c) the number of people in your party, and
(d) the best way to contact you

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