Overland Travel: The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate – UK

itzwilliam Wentworth Estate | Terratrotter®

The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate, in South Yorkshire, is our first stop after arriving in the UK*. Two very kind people, Barry and Marilyn, invited us here.

Wentworth Estates

Wentworth park & Woodhouse | Terratrotter®

Today the estates – approximate 15,000 acres today – are scattered around Wentworth Park. It’s in Wentworth Park where you can also admire the Big House, as the locals call it, or the Wentworth Woodhouse. It likely received its name after the William Wynthwort or Winterworth (later Wentworth) married Emma, the daughter of William Wodehouse of ‘Woodhous’ in the 13th century.

Wentworth Woodhouse | Terratrotter®

Find out more about the estates at: wentworthestate.co.uk (or the book “A Brief Guide To The Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates & The Wentworth monuments” by Geoffrey Howse)


Oil change

During our days in Wentworth we discover that Barry knows a lot about cars, trucks and lorries. When he hears that our truck needs an urgent oil change, he immediately offers to help. Under the watchful eyes of his dogs – probably figuring out which tool or glove will be their next “fetch” toy, the two guys get into action.


THANK YOU Barry & Marilyn!



*As a reference: We took the overnight ferry from Hoek of Holland to Hull on June 30th, 2017. We booked the one-way ticket (incl. cabin) online with P&O Ferries less than 3 hours before departure, for 340€.



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4 thoughts on “Overland Travel: The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate – UK
  1. Thanks for the kind words Nicole,you are both welcome here anytime. I thoroughly enjoyed helping the dogs Service your vehicle, Next time I’ll make sure that I have the power greaser available. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    Barry, Marilyn and the dogs

    1. Thank you Barry, Marilyn & dogs. We had such a lovely time with you. Hope to see you again soon!

      Nicole & Elmer

  2. If you guys would like to visit sunny Cornwall and experience our lovely beaches then I would be more than happy to let you stay on my land. For free of course. It would be lovely to meet you. I too have an overland camping truck.
    If not then no worries, enjoy your time in England and safe journey.


    1. Thank you Tony, we really appreciate the offer. We’re probably heading that way late summer/early fall. We let you know when we are in the area. Thanks again!!!

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