The Beningbrough circular cycle trail
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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.
- Bus stop
Start: Beningbrough Hall car park, grid ref: SE516586
Exit the car park over the cattle grid and turn right down Lime Tree Avenue.
On clear days, views to the hills can be seen in the distance
Turn right along the exit road following the 'way out' signs.
Take in the varied parkland scenery - seasonal highlights include historic trees, bluebells and Aberdeen Angus.
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.
As you approach this point, look out for a carpet of blue if it's springtime - the woodland is full of bluebells.
Enter Newton-on-Ouse taking the first left onto Sills Lane.
Here we cycle away from the estate perimeter for a few minutes, through the pretty hamlet of Newton on Ouse.
Take the left onto Cherry Tree Avenue towards Beningbrough Hall.
The blossom from the cherry trees makes a beautiful arrival in spring time.
Enter the Beningbrough estate under the gate arch and follow the entrance road through the parkland.
Beautiful historic trees and Aberdeen Angus with glimpses of the River Ouse on the right.
Turn right at Lime Tree Avenue towards the house.
Enjoy the wow of the stunning Italianate mansion house as you near the end of your ride.
Turn left at the hall over the cattle grid returning to your starting point.
Well-earned refreshments await you!
End: Beningbrough Hall car park, grid ref: SE516586
- Trail: Cycling
- Grade: Easy
- Distance: 3 miles
- Time: 30 minutes
- OS Map: Explorer 290
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.
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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