Beningbrough larch walk

Walking trail

Follow the blue way-markers and get close to nature listening out for the cheerful bird song on this short woodland walk. Not too far for little ones or too arduous, get everyone together for a blast of fresh air. A great weekday walk with the dog or an afternoon stroll with all the family.

Good to know

Please use the car park, even if you are only visiting the parkland. For everyone's safety, avoid parking in passing places, on embankments or close to neighbouring drives. For your safety and to protect the cattle and calves, please stay on the footpaths and avoid roaming across the fields. Livestock can be seen in the parkland for much of the year. They belong to the tenant farmer who also runs Home Farm Café. Take care when the cows are in the fields and please be aware the bull may be there too.

Out walking in the parkland around Beningbrough


Map of Beningbrough's circular Larch Walk with way markers


Beningbrough Hall car park


Start in the car park, with your back to admissions, head diagonally across the car park towards the gate in the far-right hand corner. Go through the gate and follow the path towards the farm shop. With the farm shop on your right-hand side, carry along to your left along the tarmac road, leaving the farm shop behind you.

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 with views over Beningbrough’s parkland 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 hall.

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 on until you reach the exit for Home Farm on your left. You have now done a full loop. Turn left 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

  • Follow directions to Beningbrough Hall