Beningbrough Newton Walk
A walk through parkland and woods with two great options to extend your wanders through Larch walk and or into Newton-on-Ouse village. 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.
Follow the pink 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. 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. This walk shares the pathway with traffic unless you decide to turn round and walk back the same way – the views are quite different so worth considering.
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.
Look out for the prize winning Aberdeen Angus cattle which is farmed by the tenant farmer here on the Beningbrough estate.
Optional Loop: If you want to extend your walk through the Larch walk, before entering the picnic area, enter the woods through the gate on your right. Either follow the wooded path round and turn back once you reach the metal gate or, alternatively, once you reach the same point (where the road intersects the two wooded areas), turn right and follow the road back towards Home Farm, re-joining the trail from step 2.
A spring time treat
At spring time this woodland area is transformed with a carpet of bluebells.
Head through the gate towards the picnic area. Continue on the pathway around the pond, looking out for the frame with views back towards the hall.
Keep following pathway towards the trees and take a left turn into the woods. Follow this bark mulch path through the woods coming out at Newton Lodge.
Optional Loop: At Newton Lodge can leave the estate turning right for an optional extra loop around the village, taking in the church and the war memorial, all with strong links to the Beningbrough estate. If you prefer to head back towards Beningbrough jump straight to Step 7.
Walk back in time
Uncover further connections between the Beningbrough estate and the village church, pubs, trees and WWII connections.
Head left and along the entrance road with Newton Lodge behind you. As this is one of the main driveways into Beningbrough, please take extra care for passing cars. Follow this all the way back with glimpses of the hall along the way.
Turn right at lime tree avenue to head towards the hall making your way up the impressive driveway before arriving back into the car park.
Victorian ice skaing pond
An area on your right hand side was once the sight for Beningbrough’s Victorian ice skating pond. The pond has since been protected with soil but you can still make out the pond outline, especially from the top floor of the hall (pond not accessible from the path).
Beningbrough Hall car park
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