Heaven's Gate, Longleat, Wiltshire
Possibly the greatest legacy of the sometimes bizarre, sometimes kind, sometimes cruel, Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, are the simple stones sculpted by Paul Norris that he commissioned for Heaven's Gate, to mark the dawn of a new Millennium. Heaven's Gate is a popular, free, place to visit, provided by Longleat, which it overlooks, and has usually ample free car parking opposite the entrance. As well as the short, level walk along the path to the stones there is a walk from there down into Horningsham via a steep path through a gate to the left of the view which joins up with White Street in Horningsham, click here. There is also a footpath, that can also get muddy in wet weather, to Shearwater Lake from the car park, click here for the route. The walks other than from the car park to Heaven's Gate are not suitable for wheelchairs or standard mobility scooters but when not too muddy may be achieved with an all-terrain mobility scooter.