Welly walking and wanging at Brockhampton Estate

Wellies at Brockhampton Estate

Dig out your wellington boots and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside at Brockhampton Estate this winter.

Welly Walks

There are six walking routes on the estate suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family including the family dog and explore miles of our woods and parkland. Enjoy the spectacular views of the countryside during the winter months when the trees are bare and wildlife is more visible than at any other time of the year.

Come to Brockhampton and explore the natural play trail
Volunteers restore the wooden xylophone on the natural play trail

Let the children run free, jump in a puddle, climb a tree and have outdoor adventures. Young explorers can balance and climb their way around the whole natural play trail winding through the woodland with activities on the way such as the rope on a slope, bird hide and newly restored giant wooden xylophone.

Having fun in muddy puddles
Having fun in muddy puddles

Pick up a free copy of the 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ and see what adventures can be had at Brockhampton Estate.  

Welly wanging

Every weekend in January we will be holding a welly wanging competition. Visit us down at Lower Brockhampton and have a go at welly wanging next to the old chapel. Welly wanging is a British folk sport requiring competitors to throw Wellington boots as far as possible. The sport first originated in Holmfirth in the UK and is now a world-wide competitive phenomenon with a detailed set of regulated rules administered by the World Welly Wanging Association.

Welly wanging at Brockhampton
Welly wanging at Brockhampton

See if you can break the welly wanging world record, which was set by Teppo Luoma (63.98m) and Sari Tirkkon (40.87m) in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1996.

Warming refreshments

Visit the Granary for some warming winter refreshments. A selection of hot pots, soups, jacket potatoes and hot drinks are available to warm everyone up before or after a bracing walk.

Upstairs of the Granary at Brockhampton
Upstairs of the Granary at Brockhampton

The Granary shop is also well stocked with books, homeware, garden accessories, children’s toys and lots more. Pick up a bargain in the January sale.