Walking

Walking trail

Orchard Walk - blue trail

Walking trail

Walk through the rolling landscape of the Brockhampton estate passed old orchards full of mistletoe, newly planted orchards and back through the woods.

One of the old orchards on the estate

Map

Map of blue route

Start:

The car park at Lower Brockhampton

1

Walk to the far end of the Lower Brockhampton car park through the gate and turn right, following the marker to the far end of the field.

A marker for the blue walk

2

Pass through two gates turning left through the second. The path is narrow here between the trees and then you have to cross a stream which can be boggy. Turn right up the track by the pretty Old Mill house which is one of our holiday cottages.

Old Mill Cottage, Herefordshire

3

The track passes through some ancient orchards, through a farm yard forking right into a field we have planted 75 new fruit trees. Over the brow of the hill continue towards the woods on the other side of the valley.

We have just planted new orchards

4

In the summer of 2012 an archaeological investigation of this valley found that it was likely the site of a medieval village

fragment of glass resting on green grass

5

Go through the gate into the woods and follow the track passed our restored Grove Pool. A project lead by Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Trust is helping us restore the area to a wetter state. Continue to follow the blue markers through the woods.

Grove pool and the new Amphibian centre

6

The blue markers take you right across a stream and past old Harrold. From here follow the trail through the woods to a junction of many trails on the edge of the woods.

A horse sculpture in the woods

7

Follow the blue path out of the woods and turn right just before the drive so you walk parallel to the drive back towards the house and car park.

A trail sign in the woods

End:

The car park at Lower Brockhampton

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Orchard Walk - blue trail

Terrain

Some boggy areas and rolling terrain.  One climb up steps.

Orchard Walk - blue trail

How to get here

Address
Lower Brockhampton manor house, National Trust Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, near Bromyard, WR6 5UH
By road

Follow the A44 west from Worcester or the A44 east from Bromyard and turn off at the Brockhampton Estate sign. Follow the winding road to Lower Brockhampton and park in the main car park near the manor house.

Orchard Walk - blue trail

Facilities and access

  • toilets
  • kiosk
  • shop