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An aerial view of the apple core orchard, with it's 5 circular areas that over lap in the centre. The path ways wind through and around the circles, leading out into the rest of the reimagined orchards.
An aerial view of Brockhampton's apple core orchard | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Orchard walk blue trail at Brockhampton

Explore the accessible paths through the young and old orchards, which are home to rare wildlife with something of interest in every season. Spring blossom displays give way to boughs laden with autumn fruit. Mistletoe thrives in the older fruit trees which can easily be seen in winter. This 1½-mile return walk is a treat for the senses whatever time of year you visit.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

The car park at Lower Brockhampton, grid ref: SO688560

Step 1

Turn right out of the car park and walk towards the manor house. To the right of the medieval manor take the path through the first orchard. Walk through the gate at the end of the path.

Step 2

Take the left fork of the path and weave your way through the old damson trees. Continue through the gate into the young orchards.

Step 3

Walk towards the apple core shape and through the gate into the centre. Here you can learn about the origins of your favourite apple varieties and what apples mean to different people.

Aerial view of the apple shaped orchard at Brockhampton, Herefordshire.
Aerial view of the apple shaped orchard at Brockhampton, Herefordshire. | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Step 4

Follow the path out of the core and down the gentle hill. Turn right and walk through the gap in the hedge into the next orchard.

Step 5

Follow the path around and explore the different natural playrooms.

Climb aboard the Herefordshire Bull Trow
The Herefordshire Bull trow | © National Trust Images/ James Dobson

Step 6

When you have finished exploring, walk back through the gap in the hedge, towards the apple core. Follow the path up the gentle hill, passing the apple core on your right. Carry on through the first gate and back into the old orchard. Continue following the path through the second gate. You will soon arrive back where you started.

End point

The car park at Lower Brockhampton, grid ref: SO688560

Trail map

Trail map for orchard walk - blue trail at Brockhampton, Herefordshire
Trail map for orchard walk - blue trail at Brockhampton, Herefordshire | © National Trust

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