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Get to know the Rothamsted Estate

Rothamsted is the home of a number of historical, agricultural experiments and projects that have changed the way farming is carried out around the world. Did you know that Rothamsted is the home of the world’s longest running arable experiment, the Broadbalk field experiment? Or that the suction traps used in a insect survey which has been providing samples of insects since 1964 is now used globally?

We have two trails for you to enjoy. The Rothamsted Science Trail and The Rothamsted Heritage Trail.

NB: Our fields and facilities are a working and living laboratory. Visitors to our outdoor laboratories are welcome. Please observe all onsite signage; keep to public access paths; dogs must be kept on leads at all times. The land that you walk takes in privately owned land owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust, you are invited to walk here with consent, not as a right.

Choose from our 2 Walking Trails

Rothamsted Science Trail

Our new Rothamsted Science Trail will help you understand more about Rothamsted. Pick up a hard copy from our café or reception.

Alternatively, download here:

The walk starts at our Pop-Up Cafe, where hot and cold drinks, and freshly cooked breakfast, lunch and snacks are served Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Please give us your feedback and share your photos on our Facebook or Instagram pages using hashtag #walkrothamsted

Rothamsted Heritage Trail

Enjoy learning about the history of Rothamsted with this walking trail. From the achievements of a far-sighted Victorian philanthropist, to an impressive old Manor House, to our cutting-edge science. Pick up a leaflet in our café or reception, or download using the links below.

Download the walks here:

The walk starts and ends at Rothamsted Conference Centre, so why not complete your walk at the Rothamsted Café, where hot and cold drinks, lunch and snacks are served Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Do let us know what you think of the walk and share your photos on our Facebook or Instagram pages using hashtag #walkrothamsted

Any questions?

Want to know more about the scientific research taking place at Rothamsted? Our team will be happy to help.