Beningbrough Larch Walk

Walking trail

Get close to nature and listen out for the cheerful bird song or take in the stunning carpet of spring bluebells with this short woodland walk. Not too far for little ones or too arduous, get everyone together for a blast of fresh air.

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Follow the blue waymarkers. A great weekday walk with the dog or an afternoon stroll with all the family; neither too far for little ones or too arduous for the older members of the family. Restaurant and toilets available on open days - normal admission charges would apply.

Three people and a dog walking on a woodland path


Map of Beningbrough's circular Larch Walk with way markers


Beningbrough Hall car park


Starting with Beningbrough's visitor entrance behind you, head to the bottom right of the car park to the gate. Go through the gate and follow the path along towards the farm shop. Carry on to the left leaving the farm shop behind you, heading along the tarmac road.

View onto gate with farm shop in the distance


Cross over the main exit road and continue through the gate directly in front of you. Continue along the concrete path. Enjoy Beningbrough’s open parkland out on your left hand side.

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Views out onto Beningbrough's parkland with cattle grazing in the distance


At the end of the concrete, before reaching the picnic area, look out for a gate on the right that leads through the woods. Enter through the gate following the bark mulch pathway that will lead you through the woods. Look out for the wooden frame which captures a perfect view across the parkland onto the Hall.

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A view out over the estate onto Beningbrough is captured within a large wooden frame


If you want to extend your walk slightly then there’s the option here to branch off left for a circular walk around the pike ponds. The pike ponds date back to the medieval period when they were dug out, lined with clay and used to keep fish so there was a ready food supply. Alternatively keep the following the path round.

A pathway round a woody pond


Carry on through the woods. At spring time the whole of this wooded area is covered in a carpet of bluebells. Follow the path until you reach the metal gate and the exit road once more. Here where the road intersects the two wooded areas, turn right and follow the road back towards the farm shop.

Looking over the railings into the woods with a carpet of bluebells at Beningbrough


As you make your way back along the road, you’ll see a large dead tree on your left. Carry past the tree until you reach the entrance for the farm shop on your left. You have now done a full loop. Turn left back towards to the farm shop and retrace your steps to the car park.

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A picture of a dead tree


Beningbrough Hall car park

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Beningbrough Larch Walk

Contact us

For more information call 01904 472027

Beningbrough Larch Walk

How to get here

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
By road

Signposted from the A19 and A59 over Toll bridge.

Beningbrough Larch Walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park