Ormesby Hall short estate walk
Enjoy a short and easy walk in a smaller corner of woodland, through the churchyard and around some of the tenant farmer's fields. Look out for wildlife and farm animals along the way. For this walk follow the green waymarkers.
Ormesby Hall car park, TS3 0SR
Starting in the main car park, go to the top of the car park field and turn left onto the farm track. As you walk, you will see our natural play area and formal garden on your left behind the trees and hedge. The tenanted fields will be on your right. Follow the track towards the church.
Follow the track towards the church and bear left. The garden is still on your left. You will pass the overflow car park on your right and the stables straight ahead.
At the overflow car park turn right and head down the drive towards the bridge with the main house behind you and the stable block to your left. As you pass the hedge and stone wall you will be passing through the wooden gate on the right.
Go through the wooden gate and follow the woodland walk until you come to a fork in the path. Turn left and head towards the mini waterfall and beck.
Walk towards the mini waterfall running underneath Church Lane. Please be aware of the higher ground above the beck. Follow the narrow path crossing over the beck and towards Church Lane. Before leaving the woodland, check the road for cars and then turn right heading up Church Lane towards St Cuthbert's Church, Ormesby.
Walk up the Church Lane path towards St Cuthberts Church.
Pass under the church gate and into the churchyard where you will be welcomed by the beautiful St Cuthbert's Church. Follow the church path straight ahead.
St Cuthbert's Church had two entrances, one for the villagers on Church Lane and one for the Pennyman family who would enter the church yard through the gate you are passing.
As you reach the west end of the churchyard, stop on the path before you pass through the gate to see the Pennyman graves. Once ready, continue through the gate and turn left on the farm track, walking towards the silver kissing gate. On the right you will see an area dedicated to the Pennyman family, with their gravestones nestled together, including Jim and Ruth Pennyman and Jim's parents Dora and James. You may notice that James Pennyman is on most of the gravestones, as the name James was passed down within the family.
Walk through the kissing gate and follow the path straight up.
As you reach the end of the path turn right and follow the route in between the field and hedgerow. You will walk above the A174 dual carriageway, but make sure you look to the north and south for views of the lower and upper estate.
As you walk along the upper path, take time to pause and enjoy the view of the hall and garden below. Continue along the path and when you come to the end turn right onto the farm track, leaving the bridge passing over the A174 behind you.
Keep on the farm track and bear right passing the farmhouse and farm on your left. Then keep following the farm track back until you reach the main car park.
Ormesby Grange Farm is the residence of the tenant farmer, who has livestock and tends to the crops in the surrounding fields. The farm once supplied the Pennyman family with most of their produce, including, in the Eighteenth Century, as well as eggs, milk and other meat, turkeys, geese, hens and coal. The 6th Baronet made improvements to the farm in the 1770s with the building of a piggery which gave each pig their own shelter and yard.
Ormesby Hall car park, TS3 0SR
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