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The path curves to the right with Nunthorpe in the distance
Enjoy the views of rolling open fields on this route | © National Trust / Leanne Allan
North East

Ormesby Hall upper estate walk

Explore Crow Wood and the upper tenant farmer fields on this walk, which takes you over the A174 and into the upper estate, with a mix of open fields and woodland walking. It also provides some impressive views of Ormesby Hall and Middlesbrough.

Total steps: 16

Total steps: 16

Start point

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough TS3 0SR

Step 1

Starting in the main car park, go west towards to the top of the car park to join the farm track.

Step 2

From the main car park turn right onto the farm track and head towards the farm. Make sure to be on the lookout for farm animals in the fields.

Step 3

Once you reach the farm, there is a fork in the path. Take the track to the left and stay on it, heading towards the bridge.

Step 4

Cross the bridge over the A174 into the upper fields.

Step 5

You are now in the upper fields. After leaving the bridge go straight ahead, towards a clump of trees, which you pass on your right.

Step 6

Follow the path as it curves left, making sure you have the hedge on your left-hand side and the open field on your right.

Step 7

Keep to the path as it turns to the right. The trees in the distance are known as the spring clump.

Step 8

At the spring clump, the track splits. Follow it to the left into the next field, making sure to have the hedge on your left.

Step 9

Keep going straight ahead. Keep to the left track on the field besides the hawthorn hedge, so you don't tread on the farmer's crops.

Step 10

As you reach the end of the field, in the left corner take the path to the left and keep left, heading down into the woods. These woods are known as Crow Woods.

Step 11

Continue straight ahead through Crow Woods with the beck down on your right. You will come to a small natural bridge that takes you over some water, then continue following the path.

Step 12

As you come to the end of the woodland path, you will see the A174 ahead of you. At the fork in the path, take the track to the left leading you into the field. Then once on the field track, continue straight ahead.

Step 13

Stay on the track passing alongside the tenant farmer's field, with the A174 down on your right. Halfway into the field you will be able to enjoy some great views of Ormesby Hall and Middlesbrough.

Step 14

At the end of the field turn right, back across the bridge towards the farm.

Step 15

Passing the farm, follow the track and bear right heading back towards the hall.

Step 16

From the farm track turn left into the main car park.

End point

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough TS3 0SR

Trail map

Map of Ormesby Hall upper estate walk
Map of Ormesby Hall upper estate walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS3 OSR

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