Stagshaw Garden is a blooming wilderness of beautiful flowers and bushes. Closely connected to Skelghyll Woods, home to Cumbria’s tallest trees, and Jenkyns’s Field which has fabulous lakeshore views for a picnic and wildlife spotting on Windermere. Also, Stagshaw Garden resides close to Ambleside, a thriving Lake District community with fells and parks. When visiting Ambleside, you can visit the 17th century Bridge House and Roman Fort. Additionally, you can also take a stroll through Dora’s Field. In 1847, William Wordsworth, his wife and gardener planted a field of daffodils in memory of their daughter Dora who tragically died of tuberculosis. To this day daffodils are cultivated and light up the area in springtime.

Things to do:

  • Stagshaw Garden is an excellent location to stroll and enjoy a lovely informal woodland garden.
  • Skelghyll Woods and Jenkyn’s Field are nearby locations of natural beauty.
  • Ambleside town including Bridge House.
  • Ambleside Roman Fort.
  • Dora’s Field and Rydal Mount.


Terrain varies across the areas. Much of the woodland and Stagshaw Garden is naturally cultivated and uneven. However, Ambleside town centre is more reliable terrain.

Furthermore, there are various car parks in toilets in the area. Stagshaw Garden has a limited car park and toilets are found at Waterhead car park.

For more information on the area, see here.

If you would like to learn more and visit William Wordsworth’s childhood home, click here!

Q Do you need tickets?

No, its an open garden for everyone.

Q Is it dog friendly?

Yes, dogs are welcome.

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