Berrington parkland walk
A short but sweet tour of the parkland in front of the house through majestic trees and down to the lake with its reed beds and lily pads.
Left off the main drive just passed visitor reception SO51109 63702
Upon leaving visitor reception walk down the main drive until you see a gate on your left providing your entrance to the parkland. The route is marked as the red trail on the marker posts.
'Capability' Brown parkland
You are now entering the historic parkland created by Brown in 1780 at a cost of £1,600. It was designed to give an image of limitless pasture and carefully placed trees and woods.
Follow the fence down to the lake.
Once by the lake turn right, walking along the side of the lake. Carry straight on towards the bench on the edge of the small wood in front of you.
'Capability' Brown lake
The 14 acre lake was created by Brown around 1778 as a feature as well as a recreational resource for the family. It is home for much wildlife including swans, ducks, geese and the island on the centre acts as a nesting site for herons in the spring. There are also plenty of fish and insects which live in the water; see if you can spot any.
Fork right along the edge of the small wood then carry on across the field towards the left hand side of the mansion, where you will see a gate that takes you into the gardens.
You pass the Ha-ha, a hidden wall designed by Brown to keep the gardens and parkland separate and preserve the unbroken views.
Gate into front drive of house OS50878 63701
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