Woodland Walk - green trail
Explore the woods, streams and ponds which cover the side of the Brockhampton valley with different plants and animals to see all year around.
The car park at lower Brockhampton
Walk back towards the entrance to the car park then fork left following the green markers into the field that runs parallel to the drive. Walk away from the manor (remembering to turn around to enjoy the view) until you go though the gate at the other end of the field
Follow the path down into the woods. By the stream turn left following the green trail keeping an eye out for the wildlife you might spot on the way.
The track will take you down over a stream passing Harrold. From here you have a climb up the sides of the valley. There are several sections of steps to negotiate, so take care.
At the top of the bank take a break and take in the fine specimens of oak trees in this part of the wood; some are 500 years old. These trees support up to 300 different species of wildlife from mammals to insects and fungi.
This path takes you down to the Lawn pool, created as part of the parkland development in the 18th and 19th centuries. We have been clearing some of the area to improve the wildlife habitat and biodiversity. If you look up the hill you will see the 18th century manor house, which is privately leased.
Turn right along the edge of the lake then straight on through the parkland to a stile on your right. Take care as there could be sheep in the field. Over the stile follow the path left back into the woods to the junction by the stream where you started. From here retrace your steps back along the drive to the car park.
The car park at Lower Brockhampton
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