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. Due to reduced capacity at the moment please pre-book a ticket via the website, even if you are only visiting the parkland. This helps with social distancing and spaces in the car park.

Good to know

Follow the blue waymarkers, however some paths may be temporarily closed to ensure safe distances can be observed - ask at admissions on your visit for any current diversions and we recommend booking a ticket for your visit. A great weekday walk with the dog or an afternoon stroll with all the family.

Three people and a dog walking on a woodland path


Map of Beningbrough's circular Larch Walk with way markers


Beningbrough Hall car park


***Temporary change from the route shown on the map*** If you're starting in the visitor car park, head out towards the hall, using the path to the side of the cattle grid. Continue down lime tree avenue with the hall behind you.


Turn right onto the main exit road until you reach through the gate on the left, opposite the driveway to Home Farm. Turn left here heading through the gate and you are now back onto the map at point 2. 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 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 past the tree and temporarily differing from the map once more, continue past Home Farm until you reach lime tree avenue. Turn left so the hall is directly in front of you 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