Iron Bridge

We approach the lakes and the formal gardens which were designed by Henry Hoare and laid out between 1741 and 1780.

Approaching the main formal garden area of the Stourhead Estate.

Heron at the side of the lake.

Waterfall tumbling down the far side of the lake.

A renovated water wheel at the old pump house. Philip wasn't sure where the water source was as the waterfall was some 50 metres away.

A small resting place?

The road leads towards Stourton with the 'Grotto' bridge.

Stourhead Circular November 2010

This circular walk follows a route around the National Trust's Stourhead Estate. The great gardens of Stourhead were created in the 18th century by Henry Hoare, of the wealthy banking family. The walk takes in a variety of different landscapes.