The Beningbrough circular

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Enjoy an evening cycle © Nicky Busby

Enjoy an evening cycle

Beningbrough Hall © Ian Shaw

Beningbrough Hall

Child enjoying an ice cream © John Millar

Child enjoying an ice cream

Route overview

A flat and gentle cycle along the quiet country lanes through the Beningbrough estate, around the surrounding country lanes, via Newton-on-Ouse village and returning through the estate. Offers woodland views and beautiful vistas towards the hall.

Route details

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Map with the trail marked and the points numbers for the trail around Beningbrough
  • Directions
  • Route
  • Bus stop
  • Parking
  • Toilet
  • Viewpoint

Start: Beningbrough Hall car park, grid ref: SE516586

  1. Exit the car park over the cattle grid and turn right down Lime Tree Avenue.

    Show/HideSetting out

    On clear days, views to the hills can be seen in the distance

    Enjoy an evening cycle © Nicky Busby
  2. Turn right along the exit road following the 'way out' signs.

    Show/HideThe parklands unfold

    Take in the varied parkland scenery - seasonal highlights include historic trees, bluebells and Aberdeen Angus.

  3. Turn left at the exit gate / lodge house towards Easingwold and Boroughbridge. This is a quiet single track lane called New Road skirting the outer parkland perimeter.

    Show/HideWoodland corner

    As you approach this point, look out for a carpet of blue if it's springtime - the woodland is full of bluebells.

  4. Enter Newton-on-Ouse taking the first left onto Sills Lane.

    Show/HideInto the village

    Here we cycle away from the estate perimeter for a few minutes, through the pretty hamlet of Newton on Ouse.

  5. Take the left onto Cherry Tree Avenue towards Beningbrough Hall.

    Show/HideThrough Newton on Ouse

    The blossom from the cherry trees makes a beautiful arrival in spring time.

  6. Enter the Beningbrough estate under the gate arch and follow the entrance road through the parkland.

    Show/HideUnder the arched gate

    Beautiful historic trees and Aberdeen Angus with glimpses of the River Ouse on the right.

    Beningbrough Hall © Ian Shaw
  7. Turn right at Lime Tree Avenue towards the house.

    Show/HideBeningbrough revealed

    Enjoy the wow of the stunning Italianate mansion house as you near the end of your ride.

  8. Turn left at the hall over the cattle grid returning to your starting point.

    Show/HideAnd now for an ice cream

    Well-earned refreshments await you!

    Child enjoying an ice cream © John Millar

End: Beningbrough Hall car park, grid ref: SE516586

  • Trail: Cycling
  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • OS Map: Explorer 290
  • Terrain:

    Flat roads - some on the private estate and others on the country lanes surrounding the parkland; includes narrow single track roads.

  • How to get here:

    Follow the brown signs for Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, signposted from the A19 and A59 over a toll bridge. Start in the car park which is clearly signposted.

  • Facilities:

    Restaurant, snack kiosk and toilets available at the property. Free entry for National Trust members and complimentary for a 30-minute refreshment stop for cyclists.

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