Winter walks at Berrington Hall

A frosty plant in the garden

At Berrington you can enjoy both an escape from the hustle and bustle of winter time shopping and the chance to discover somewhere new. The parkland is full of walks for the adventurous and those who just want to enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air. With wildlife to see, countryside to explore and a tea-room to visit, there’s so much to do on a winter walk here at Berrington.

One of the Georgians favourite pastimes was to ‘take a turn’ in the countryside. That is why ‘Capability’ Brown designed the parkland and pleasure grounds at Berrington to be so grand. Now, 220 years later, the parkland is still somewhere to explore, enjoy and escape to.

Walks for families

We have walks for people of all ages. On our family walk we have plenty of opportunities to ‘let your wild side out’ or may tick off some of your ‘50 things’ items.

For those who have little legs, there are shorter walks with a Natural Area at the end. For those who want to make their own mark and find something different, there is a chance to test your den building skills in the woodland.

Explore new areas you never knew
A child in a red coat out in the woodland on a winter walk

Walks for all

There are acres of parkland surrounding Berrington that can be enjoyed by all. There is plenty to see, from a 14-acre man-made lake to spot swans on, to woodlands to explore. You can also see the surrounding county for miles ahead, with sights of the Welsh mountains from the west side of the mansion.

After your walk you could always warm up with a refreshment from the tea-room. With a choice of freshly baked cakes and seasonal hot meals, it’s a great way to treat yourself after a long walk.   

The great outdoors is there to be explored by all
Two girls walking over a fallen tree

Walks for your four legged friend

Paws on leads are welcome to come and explore ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscape with you. They are welcome in all areas of the parkland, the courtyard and most of the gardens.   

There's somewhere for ever member of the family
Dog on a walk

Winter opening times

From Saturday 2 to Sunday 17 December we are open on weekends only, 10am to 4pm.

We're open Monday 18 to Saturday 23 December, 10am to 4pm.

For Christmas eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day we are closed, but we re-open on Wednesday 27 December to Sunday 31 December, 10am to 4pm.

We're open weekends only from Saturday 6 January to Sunday 18 February, 10am to 4pm.

'Genius Loci' by Red Earth

In 2016 we were joined by environmental artists 'Red Earth'. They created a series of installations throughout the parkland called 'Genius Loci'. This was done to celebrate 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's landscapes, as well as Berrington's connection to him. Although Red Earth's installations are no-longer in the parkland, we think the meaning behind them ought to be shared with you. We hope you enjoy this video: