Orchard Walk - Blue Trail

Walking trail

Throughout the year, this walk is a treat for the senses. Follow the accessible paths through the young and old orchards, which are home to rare wildlife and beautiful in every season. Spring blossom displays give way to boughs laden with autumn fruit.

We are celebrating the launch of the new orchards here on Saturday 21 May. Why not join us for a day of music, talks and much more.

One of the old orchards on the estate

Map

Map of blue route

Start:

The car park at Lower Brockhampton

1

Turn right out of the car park and walk towards the manor house. To the right of the medieval manor take the path through the first orchard. Walk through the gate at the end of the path.

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Damson trees at Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire

2

Take the left fork of the path and weave your way through the old damson trees. Continue through the gate into the young orchards.

Red apples on a bough in Brockhampton orchard

3

Walk towards the apple core and through the gate into the centre. Here you can learn about the origins of your favourite apple varieties and what apples mean to different people.

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The new orchards at Brockhampton

4

Follow the path out of the core and down the gentle hill. Turn right and walk through the gap in the hedge into the next orchard. Follow the path around, and explore the different natural play rooms.

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A shot of the trow in the workshop, before arriving at Brockhampton

5

When you have finished exploring, walk back through the gap in the hedge, towards the apple core. Follow the path up the gentle hill, passing the apple core on your right. Carry on through the first gate and back into the old orchard. Continue following the path through the second gate. Take time to admire the view of the medieval manor house through the trees. You will soon arrive back where you started.

The medieval manor house

End:

The car park at Lower Brockhampton

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Orchard Walk - Blue Trail

Terrain

This walk is on hard-standing accessible paths. There is a gentle hill in the new orchards. 

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