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Blue skies view of the hall from the parkland
Blue skies view of the hall from the parkland | © National Trust/Leni Ella
North East

Pennyman estate walk at Ormesby Hall

Take a long amble across Ormesby's parkland and through the woodland, enjoyable whatever the season. Look and listen out for wildlife and take in the memorable views of the former Pennyman family estate.

Total steps: 12

Total steps: 12

Start point

Ormesby Hall car park, TS3 OSR

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Just before the bridge access, turn left and go through the gate, walking beside the beck and behind the stables.

Step 3

Keep on the path and continue walking through the woodland. When you reach the tarmac road, head across towards the gate.

Step 4

Go through the kissing gate and follow the woodland path. Be sure to stop and look out for the vistas across the farmer's field to some great views of the estate.

Step 5

Carry on through the woodland and continue past the right fork. This part of the walk is known as Pennyman Wood, named after the family who owned it.

Step 6

Keep on the path ahead as it weaves amongst the trees. Make sure to stop along the way and take in the views across the parkland. You will see the hall in the distance.

Step 7

As your reach the end of Pennyman woods, follow the path round to the left and through the kissing gate, heading towards the driveway.

Step 8

Head up the main drive and pass through the wooden gate on the left-hand side. As you walk towards a clump of trees ahead of you, look to the right and you will be able to see the tenanted Ormesby Grange Farm.

Step 9

The track takes you through the round clump of trees and, as you emerge, if you look to the east you will get a glimpse of the stables. Then continue straight up the drive and you will return back at the main car park.

Step 10

Starting in the main car park, go to the top of the car park, where you will join the farm track. The track connects the farm with Church Lane.

Step 11

At the end of the car park go through the gate on the left-hand side and turn left onto the farm track. 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.

Step 12

The track brings you back to the car park but you will pass St Cuthbert's Church along the way. Follow the track towards the church and bear left. The garden is still on your left. You will pass the overflow car park with the stables straight ahead.

End point

Ormesby Hall car park, TS3 0SR

Trail map

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

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