Activities at Nostell

 Children in a den at Nostell, West Yorkshire

Here at Nostell we have plenty of things to see and do with a whole range of activities running throughout the year. As part of the National Trust’s joint partnership with Sport England we’ve lots of opportunities to try different sporting activities within our grounds.

Bring your bike to ride the cycle trail at Nostell
Family cycles through parkland at Nostell
Bring your bike to ride the cycle trail at Nostell

Sports and activities

Whether you fancy a gentle jog around the parkland or a cycle ride further afield come and find out what exciting activities Nostell has to offer. With all-weather paths that stretch up to Obelisk Lodge, you can explore the parkland whatever the season.

Running

With over 300 acres of parkland to explore the Nostell estate is the perfect place for a gentle jog or longer run. Follow the paths through peaceful woodland, enjoy lakeside views and discover the Obelisk Lodge. If you need a bit of motivation to get you going, we have a Saturday morning parkrun throughout the year and a beginners running club on Monday evenings, April - September. Check our what's on page for details.

Whizz down hills and round bends on the blue trail at Nostell
Families on the blue cycle trail at Nostell
Whizz down hills and round bends on the blue trail at Nostell

Cycling

There are plenty of routes through the estate to explore on two wheels, including two bike-only trails through beautiful woodland. Perfect for families, the green cycle-only route is best for little legs and the blue route has a few more ups and downs for a bit more of a challenge. Download the trail at the bottom of the page for more details.

Visit our stables courtyard where you will find secure cycle racks and essential tools to borrow for any running repairs.

If you like riding with company, look out for the easy led cycle rides organised by Wakefield Disrict Cycle Forum every first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month.

Walking

Nostell parkland is an ideal place to bring the family for a walk in the fresh air through rolling landscapes, woodland and meadows. Grab a map and follow our marked trails to explore for yourself, or join one of our many guided walks if you prefer to walk in company. 

Download a trail below to take in some of Nostell's stunning views.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

At Nostell, we think you can try 26 of the 50 things to get outdoors and closer to nature. From den building and bug hunting you can do on any day to led activites like campfire cooking and night-time nature walks.

A girl enjoys geocaching in the great outdoors

Geocaching at Nostell

At Nostell, there are 22 caches hidden across the West Yorkshire parkland, stretching from Obelisk Lodge to Engine Wood. Up for an adventure? See if you can find them all!