Riding Pass – Notification of Route Closures

Summer Route Closures and Winter Routes

This is an advanced warning to all Riding Pass holders that from Friday 9th September all Summer Routes will be closed. Please use the routes marked for all-year round use. The all-year-round routes are marked in BLUE, and the public bridleways in PINK, so the routes marked in GREEN will be closed from Friday.

These are:

Charlton Village

Crudwell South

Gilboa

Broeknborough North (only the sections marked in Blue)

Brokenborough South

Click here to access the full selection of maps and location codes. To purchase a half-year pass you can do so by clicking here.

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Service of Thanksgiving

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held 12.00 hrs (Noon) this Friday (9th September, 2022) at Malmesbury Abbey for the 21st Earl of Suffolk and 14th Earl of Berkshire Michael (Mickey) who died peacefully at home on Friday 5th August, 2022.

For those wishing to attend there will be parking available in the Park with shuttle coaches leaving from Charlton Park House from 10:30am as there is extremely limited provision for parking in Malmesbury and the Abbey.

Please enter the Park from the Business Park Entrance (Sat Nav postcode SN16 9RU) and follow the signs through the arboretum to the runway for parking, please then walk to the front of Charlton Park House where coaches will be waiting.

Following the service coaches will be at the Abbey to return attendees to the Park. There will be a reception at Charlton Park House following the services.

The family have requested no flowers but donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI.

 

Good Luck Will!

Today we say a fond farewell to Will Perret who has completed his apprenticeship here with us on the Estate.
Will is off to study Horticulture at Nottingham Trent so we could not be prouder of him as he continues his education and passion for all things plants.
Thank you for all your hard work here with our Gardening team, we wish you all the best in your studies and we hope to see you back here soon to tell us how you are getting on.

The Right Hon. the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

Lord Suffolk died peacefully at home on Friday 5th August 2022.

A service of Thanksgiving will be held at Malmesbury Abbey, Friday, 9th September 2022, at 12.00 hrs.

The family have requested no flowers. Donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI

Any enquiries are to be sent to the Estate Office

Information for Business’, Activities and Park Residents Access During WOMAD

Please Be Aware of the Following Changes

The arboretum driveway from the Business Park entrance into the Park is now closed. Please use the alternative route provided to you by the Estate office.

From Midday Wednesday 27th up until and including Sunday 1st August access will only be for pre-arranged visitors to the park.

If you are intending to visit a resident in the park, access Charlton Park Stables, The Old Dairy, Charlton Business Park please contact the person you are due to visit for access instructions. Alternatively, you can call the Estate Office during office hours for guidance on access on +44 (0)1666 822146

Unleashed Dog Walking

The facility will be shut from Monday 25th July up to and including 1st August for essential maintenance and while WOMAD Festival is on. Please be aware that following the festival there will be increased traffic and activity in the surrounding are of the Park as the festival is packed away. We have a small security and clean-up staff camp in the immediate area until the 5th of August.

Deliveries for Residents or the Estate Office

If you have a delivery for a resident in the Park or for the Estate Office, please contact the Estate Office during office hours for further guidance on access prior to arrival on +44 (0)1666 822146

Activities

If you are looking to book an activity or are due to take part in an activity during this time, please check with your activity providers about any changes to access or locations.

Festival Goers

Please follow the directions and gate access and details provided to you by WOMAD. If you have any questions regarding your ticket, access or your bookings for WOMAD please contact the festival organisers direct on email tickets@womad.org or call 0845 1461735

Local Community

we anticipate that there will be increased traffic during the festival in the immediate area for the duration of the festival with heaviest use of the roads surrounding the Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday as campers and glampers arrive to the festival. We would like to thank you all in advance for your patience.

We hope that everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable time at WOMAD.

Would You Like to Work at Charlton Park Estate?

We Have a Vacancy for an Estate Worker/Gardener

Here at the Estate, we have extensive grounds ranging from parklands, a private arboretum, Christmas tree nursery to floral gardens and formal borders that are managed by a small, dedicated team. Our recent apprentice has successfully completed their course and opted to continue their further studies at university meaning that we have a rare opening within our team for someone to join us.

We are looking for someone who is available to start no later than 1st September and are offering 39hrs a week with pay dependant on age and experience. Applicants should have a good work ethic, the ability to work with our small team, but also confident with sole working, this is essential given the size of our Estate, our team are often spread-out throughout the day on a variety of tasks. Don’t know your sunflowers from your snowdrops or strimmer from secateurs, we will provide training to fulfil knowledge-gaps.

Please apply to the Estate Office by email (info@charltonparkestate.com) with a copy of your CV, References contact details and a cover letter with your availability to start.

One Month Until WOMAD

Festival Information, Tickets and Visitor Information

In just a few weeks’ time the grass parkland and arboretum of our Estate will be transformed into a destination for your cultural senses. WOMAD will be bring with them a plethora of musical, artistic and experiential acts, and escapades to celebrate their 40th year.

The line-up and day splits have been announced and all remaining tickets are now available to purchase directly from WOMAD. As the location of the event, we are delighted to welcome the WOMAD family back to our Estate but would like to direct enquiries about the event, such as how to collect your ticket and where will your camping pitch, how can I charge my phone and many other curios questions you might have by visiting the expertly put together WOMAD website.

Click here for FAQ’s 

Click here for information about accessibility

Click here for information about Camping & Glamping 

Click her for information on how to get here

For tickets click here, or contact the WOMAD ticket team using their email: tickets@womad.org

Don’t forget to download your WOMAD 2022 Spotify playlist (Click here to go to Spotify) to get you in the mood and tune into Radio WOMAD on 87.7FM throughout the festival when you are here.

We cannot wait to welcome you all back!

Soay Lamb Boxes

Hand reared Charlton Park Estate lamb available for pre-order

Charlton Park Estate are pleased to offer a limited number of Soay lamb boxes on pre-order. Our small herd of soay sheep are looked after here in the fields surrounding the Charlton Park House and enjoy a free roaming life around the fields of the parkland.

The lambs are late maturing and produce smaller carcasses relative to commercial breeds. The meat from the Soay is lean, tender and low in cholesterol. It has a stronger flavour with a gamey taste when compared to more common sheep breeds.

A limited number of lambs will be available for pre-order, they will be processed locally in Wiltshire. Pre-ordered boxes must collect them from 9am on the 8th of July from the Estate Office.

The boxes will contain a selection of cuts from a whole lamb and will cost £125 each. To pre-order your lamb box please click here.

An example of cuts that may be included in your lamb box.

N.B. Please be aware that we offer a limited number of boxes and they will only be available to collect on a date given by the Estate office.

About Soay Sheep

The Soay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) descended from a population of feral sheep on the 100-hectare (250-acre) island of Soay in the St Kilda Archipelago, about 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the Western Isles of Scotland. It is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep breeds. The breed is listed in “Category 4: At Risk” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, because there are only between 900 and 1500 registered breeding Soay ewes.

WOMAD Tickets

Day and Spa Tickets Now on Sale

With just weeks to go until our parkland is transformed into a buzzing hive of cultural exploration the organisers of WOMAD have released the line-up day plan. Day tickets and weekend spa tickets are also now available on the WOMAD website.

The 40th celebration of this festival of culture kicks off on Thursday 28th July and concludes with Lianna Le Havas on Sunday 31st July. Festival goers of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in all things cultural from food to science, literature, wellness, music influenced by artists from around the world all set in our stunning parkland.

Click here to view the day splits

Click here to purchase a day or spa ticket

Click here if you have any questions about tickets, existing tickets you have purchased or further details about the event.

Heatwave Advice

Keep Cool Whilst Visiting Charlton Park Estate

If you are taking part in an activity here on the Estate this week, please do follow guidelines provided by your event organisers in this hot weather.

If you are planning to access the riding routes or booked to use Unleashed then please consider the weather conditions for you and your animals safety.

For horse riders the BHS offers some excellent equine welfare advice on care and what to look out for if you are concerned your horse is suffering from a het related episode. Click here to go to their website page on this subject.

For dog owners PDSA offer some excellent advice on what to look out for if you are concerned your dog is becoming distressed in the heat and general advice about appropriate activities in hot weather. Click here to go to this website page on this subject

To book a slot at Unleashed please click here or to purchase a riding pass click here.

We hope whatever your activity planned here on the Estate this week that you are able to enjoy it safely and stay cool.