Get outdoors and closer to nature
Get your walking shoes on, bring the dog and follow one of our wonderful walks at Berrington. We have three waymarked paths over the 'Capability' Brown parkland, through the woods or around the lake. We're open from 10am and you can pick up details of each walk in the tile below or follow the signs around the park when you get here. There's always something different to see and do; whether it's the smelling the hydrangeas in the park or admiring the herons nesting on the lake. you can even go wild and build your own den in the woods.
On any visit to Berrington a walk around some of the 456 acres of parkland and gardens is a must. There are three way marked park walks or you can just take a stroll around the walled gardens or down to the lake. Brown’s classic device of ‘divided views’ can clearly be seen from the steps of the house; to the south west lies his lake, to the north west Croft Ambrey hill and to the west he makes great play of the wide borrowed landscape which takes the eye as far as the Brecon Beacons.
Visit the lake
On any visit to Berrington a walk around some of the 456 acres of parkland and gardens is a must. There are three way marked park walks; one leading to the most beautiful lake. Sixteen acres in size, the lake was designed by 'Capability' Brown around 1778. Today it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the established heronry on the lake’s island. The pool is a haven for wildlife from the fish in the lake to the dragonflies, birds and wildfowl on the water and just a short walk from the mansion.
Energy saving at Berrington
The Trust have an aim to minimise their impact on the environment. We take this very seriously at Berrington and have lots of projects to reduce our energy consumption and increase recycling. For example with around 70,000 visitors a year equating to around 70,000 flushes of clean drinking water going down the toilet we have come up with an ingenious idea. Berrington’s courtyard boasts a 6 meter deep well full of many gallons of ‘grey’ water – perfect for flushing toilets.
A short but sweet walk of 1 mile though the parkland in front of the house and down to the lake.
Den building walk
This path takes you on a 2 mile round trip to our woodland area where children can create their own dens.
Lake and park walk
Our longest walk of 2.5 miles which takes you around the lake and back through the estate woods
A Virgin Balloon Flight is an experience of a lifetime and a unique way to see beautiful Britain from the sky. Rise above the picturesque Georgian mansion and grounds of Berrington on an airborne adventure. This fantastic three to four hour experience starts with a pilot greeting and safety session, followed by the opportunity to help inflate the balloon ready for lift off. Spend an hour in the air floating above the stunning Herefordshire countryside before landing and celebrating with a traditional Champagne toast.
After exploring one of Brown's final landscapes, why not take a trip to find out where it all began?
Croome was 'Capability' Brown's first complete landscape and is only about 30 miles away from Berrington.
About four miles to the north west of Berrington Croft Ambrey is visible. However, Croft Castle itself is hidden from view by its ancient trees. Croft features a very different 'Picturesque' modelled landscape to Berrington but a visit to both is well worth it, just for the comparison.