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View along a parkland road towards a stone gatehouse
The trail includes options to extend your walk | © National Trust / Joanne Parker

Beningbrough Newton walk

Follow the pink waymarks along this circular route through parkland and woodland, spot the various wildlife along the route. There are two options to extend your walk: going further into the woods and circling through the historic village of Newton-on-Ouse.

Please avoid the fields

For your safety and to protect cattle and calves, please stay on the footpaths and avoid roaming across the fields. Take care when the cows are in the fields as the bull may be there too.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Beningbrough Hall car park, YO30 1DD. Grid ref: SE518585

Step 1

Start in the car park. With your back to visitor reception, head diagonally towards the gate in the far-right corner. Go through the gate and follow the path towards Home Farm. With the farm on your right, continue left along the tarmac road.

Step 2

Cross over the main exit road and continue through the gate directly in front of you. Follow the concrete path with views over Beningbrough’s parkland on your left-hand side.

Four black cows grazing on a sunny day with trees in the background at Beningbrough Hall
Cows grazing at Beningbrough Hall | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Step 3

To follow the main route, continue to Step 4. Optional loop: to extend your route along the Larch walk, enter the woods through the gate on your right before you reach the picnic area. Either follow the wooded path round and turn back once you get to the metal gate or turn right at the gate (where the road crosses the two wooded areas) and follow the road back towards Home Farm, re-joining the trail at Step 2.

Overhead shot showing countryside, gardens, hall, walled garden and tree lined avenue
Beningbrough stands proud in the Yorkshire landscape | © National Trust / Skyward Media

Step 4

Head through the gate towards the picnic area. Continue along the pathway around the pond.

Step 5

Keep following the pathway towards the trees and take a left turn into the woods. Follow this bark mulch path through the woods until you come out at Newton Lodge.

Step 6

Optional loop: at Newton Lodge you can leave the estate, turning right to circle through the historic village of Newton-on-Ouse, taking in the church, the pub and the war memorial, all with strong links to Beningbrough. If you prefer to head straight back towards Beningbrough, jump to Step 7.

View along a parkland road towards a stone gatehouse
Step out of the estate into the village beyond | © National Trust / Joanne Parker

Step 7

Head left and along the entrance road with Newton Lodge behind you. This is one of the main driveways into Beningbrough so please take extra care of passing cars. Follow the road all the way back, enjoying glimpses of the hall as you go.

Step 8

Turn right at Lime Tree Avenue and make your way up the impressive driveway towards the hall before arriving back at the car park.

End point

Beningbrough Hall car park, YO30 1DD. Grid ref: SE518585

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of Newton walk at Beningbrough, North Yorkshire
The circular Newton walk at Beningbrough, North Yorkshire | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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