The parkland and lakeside walk

Walking trail

Stride out into the parkland and enjoy all that this 'Capability' Brown designed masterpiece has to offer as this walk takes you into all of Berrington's nooks and crannies.

Swans on the lake

Map

A picture of the map

Start:

Visitor Reception

1

From Visitor Reception walk towards the Natural Play Area where you will find a small wooden gateway into the parkland.

2

Walking through the fields with the hall to your left you will walk through open parkland, passing into a second field with George's plantation to your left. When you're at the bottom of this second field, continue following the path marked by the purple arrows and you will end up on the far side of the parkland, with the hall in the distance.

A picture of Berrington with the fields of cows in front of it

3

Once you've reached the pathway with the tree line to your right, continue straight, into the woodland ahead. Once you're in the woodland you can either continue the 'Blue Walk' along Morton Ride, past the den building area and wildlife pools which then curves back around to the back of the lake. If you choose this route, please skip to point 5, as this route will lead you around the lake. Alternatively, you could turn left and head towards George's Plantation. This route will take you across the parkland towards the lake. Please see point 4 for your next steps.

The 'Capability' Brown lake in spring

4

Once you've reached the edge of George's Plantation, head straight down to the lake with the mansion behind you. There is a wooden gate in the top right corner of the lake (if you're walking with the mansion behind you). This gate will lead you onto the circular walk around the lake. The woodland should be on your right, and the lake will be on your left. Follow the footpath right around the lake.

A wooden gateway leading into the path around the lake

5

Once you have made it around the lake, with the mansion ahead of you, the heronry island and the lake's jetty to your left, turn to the right and walk across the field, towards a wooden gate. Pass through the wooden gate and head straight up to the entrance drive and the A49.

The mansion from across the lake

6

Once you've reached the entrance drive, turn left and follow the driveway to Visitor Reception/the Triumphal Arch.

7

Once you've reached the Triumphal Arch, turn right and follow the pathway straight up through the field, away from the mansion. This will take you to North Lodge. When you reach the lodge, fork to the left and walk around windmill hill, with views back to the car park. This pathway will lead you back onto the main drive. When you've reached the drive, turn left and walk back towards the car park, which is where this walk ends.

End:

Main Car Park

You made it

Following this trail on mobile or tablet? Share your experience.

The parkland and lakeside walk

How to get here

Address
Berrington Hall, near Leominster HR6 0DW
By road

7 miles south of Ludlow on west side of A49. Parking: free, 30 yards to visitor reception

The parkland and lakeside walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking, 30 yards
  • Dogs are welcome on leads in the parkland
  • Toilets and baby-changing facilities