Easy Access Oak Walk
About the event
Join volunteer David Neal for a fascinating stroll from the site of the Panshanger Mansion, find out about some of the people who lived, visited, or were associated it, take in Repton's landscape, hear about his work at the Park and, of course, visit the magnificent “Panshanger Oak”.
In 1887, on the 17th February, Ethel Anne Priscilla Fane (Ettie) married William Henry Grenfell (later Lord Desborough). Ettie inherited the Panshanger estate from her uncle (Francis, the 7th Earl) on his death in 1905. Ettie was a famed socialite of her day, a leading light in the group known as “The Souls”, lady in waiting to Queen Mary, and a friend of Prime Ministers, diplomats, artists and playwrights. Find out more about Lady Desborough and what happened to Panshanger after her death.
Parking will be available close by at the Panshanger House site.
Suggested donationThis event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 per person for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.
Know before you go
Panshanger Park is owned and managed by Tarmac who are working in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) to open up the historic landscape to the public. The partnership is working in consultation with a range of stakeholders to highlight and protect the many wonderful attributes of the park - from the varied wildlife to the rich history of the grounds and the stunning landscape.