Bridgeman's formal grand avenue sweeps away from the south front of the house for two and a half miles in contrast with the remainder of the park which was "naturalised" by Capability Brown. The North Park is particularly attractive with its belts of woodland, gentle rolling hills with individual and clumps of trees. The central feature of the North Park is the Gothic Tower and the restored lakes in the valley below.
There are many walks at Wimpole which can be varied at will: over the lakes to the Folly; through the woodland belts to look across open farmland sweeping north towards Cambridge. Wimpole parkland abounds with wildlife nothing spectacular but enjoyable to see on the walk.
Large areas of the parkland are now in
the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) and this means that inorganic
fertilisers and pesticides will not be used, which in turn will increase
the abundance of invertebrates that bats feed on. In addition other
groups will benefit from the CSS, such as small mammals and many of the
bird species plus a whole host of rarer invertebrates.