Winter walks at Brockhampton

A beautiful view on the estate

Bare trees and scattered dew gives a whole new beauty to Brockhampton. See nature in a different light when you spend the day here this winter.

The sweeping views as you enter Brockhampton are pretty impressive. The clear and crisp winter skies allow you to look out over the estate overlooking hills and dingles, so why not pop on your wellies and get exploring?

The estate is open on weekends throughout the winter; this includes the walks, manor house, Granary kiosk and WCs. The estate will be open daily for February half term, starting Saturday 19 February. 

The estate is very muddy at this time of year, so please bring suitable footwear. 

winter view of manor house
Manor house in winter
winter view of manor house

This time of year is ideal to watch wildlife. Ducks are in their colourful winter plumage; keep an eye out for winter migratory birds such as Tufted ducks and Pochards on our pools as well as our usual Mallards, sitting pretty on the moat.

Songbirds such as Thrush, Starlings and Redwing can be spotted throughout the orchards and estate, looking rather impressive in their winter finery. Also watch to see if you can spot a Jay, these colourful birds are easier to spot in winter with the branches being bare. You often hear Jays before you see them, with their laughter-like call.

A Jay with an acorn
A photograph of a Jay with an acorn
A Jay with an acorn

Walking through the woods, look out for deer; we have Muntjac, Roe and Fallow living here. Throughout the colder months deer search for food and can sometimes be spotted stripping bark from trees.

Winter is a cold but lovely time on the estate. Come the New Year, Snowdrops will begin to appear, followed by other familiar sights letting us all know spring is just around the corner.

We are currently improving our walking routes. The yellow route is now closed. We can't wait to launch our new walks later this month. 

Winter view of the Estate
Winter view of the Estate
Winter view of the Estate