Walking

Walking

Belton Park walk

Walking

Belton park is rich in wildlife and covers about 1,350 acres (750 acres of which is designated deer park).

Explore the park and woodland with historical highlights

The route passes key features of ancient woodland, highlights built structures and wildlife habitats and points out the site of a deserted medieval village.

Belton House from the parkland on a sunny day

Map

Map route for Belton park walk

Start:

Belton House main car park, grid ref: SK928391

1

Make your way from the car park towards the front of the main house. As you look at the front of the house you will see a gate on the right that leads into the gardens and another gate that leads into the parkland, go through the gate into the parkland.

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2

Follow the tree line all the way to a gate in a wooden fence, and go through the gate. Make your way across the parkland towards the brow of the hill. You may notice Bellmount Tower in the distance. The tower was completed in 1751 and designed as both a focal point and a viewing tower.

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3

Turn right and head towards Old Wood (even marked on estate maps of 1690 as Old Wood) and pick up the woodland path. Our herd of around 300 fallow deer often seek sanctuary in Old Wood so please take care not to disturb them, especially during June when they are fawning.

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4

Along the path you will eventually see the fence line that denotes the edge of the golf course. Head right and follow the fence line around the edge of the golf course. You will see the Alford Monument within the golf course to your left, created in memory of Viscount Alford who died aged 21 (son of 1st Earl Brownlow).

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5

Continue to follow the fence line and make your way towards the Lion Gates.

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6

With your back to the Lion Gates, head left and towards the River Witham. You are now walking around the site of the deserted medieval village of Towthorpe. Look out for signs of earthworks and evidence of the ridges and furrows associated with medieval farming methods.

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7

Walk beside the river bank (and look out for the excellent examples of river features such as an oxbow, riffle, meander, pool and flood plains) and head towards a small wood. At the edge of the small wood, turn right and follow the path to a kissing gate.

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8

Make your way towards the old driveway and head through the gate and back onto the oval in front of the house. We hope you enjoyed your walk around Belton Park.

End:

Belton House main car park, grid ref: SK928391

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Belton Park walk

Terrain

There is one slight hill and the terrain is mostly firm for all weather conditions. There are gates but no stiles.

Dogs should be kept on leads due to the presence of deer and grazing livestock.

Belton Park walk

Contact us

Belton Park walk

How to get here

Address
Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS
By road

On A607 Grantham to Lincoln road, signposted from A1 and A52.

By bus

Departing Grantham bus station, stops at Belton main entrance.

Belton Park walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs should be kept on leads due to the presence of deer and grazing livestock
  • Free parking, on arrival please check-in at Visitor Reception (including NT members)
  • Stables Restaurant serving delicious seasonal dishes, cakes and light refreshments at Belton House