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Cycling at Nostell

Close-up of two children cycling on a path through parkland at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire.
Exploring the parkland at Nostell Priory on two wheels | © National Trust Images/John Millar

On Nostell's cycling trails you can discover parts of the estate's woodland on a 4km figure-of-eight loop featuring two bike-only sections: one for beginners and one for those with a little more experience. Keep an eye out for special cycling events throughout the year too.

Nostell's cycle trails

To reach the trails, follow the green cycle signs from the car park to Boathouse Bridge. Head out into the parkland along the Carriageway path, past the wildflower meadows and up to Obelisk Lodge. This section is shared with other parkland users, so please watch out for walkers, wheelchair users and buggies

Bike-only sections

Once you reach Obelisk Lodge, turn left for the green trail, which is great for little legs, or turn right to whizz round a few more twists and turns on the blue trail - it's bikes only once you've gone through the gate.

Both sections are circular and approximately 1km long each. Cycling at Nostell is a fun way to explore the great outdoors in every season.

Things to look out for as you explore:

  • Panoramic views across the Lower Lake on your way to Obelisk Lodge.
  • Colourful wildflowers in the meadows during the summer.
  • Sweeping bends and chicanes under wide tree canopies.
  • Kingfishers, herons and other wildlife on the lake as you cycle past.

Good to know

You'll find secure cycle racks in the Stables Courtyard.

We're sorry but bikes and scooters aren't permitted in the garden (including the woodland play area).

Cycling events at Nostell

During school holidays and at other times throughout the year, Nostell hosts cycling events and activities for the whole family, including skills sessions and guided rides of different lengths. Need to borrow a bike? No problem – you can book one in advance. Keep an eye on our events page for more details on what's coming up.

The exterior of the mansion at Nostell Priory and Parkland on a damp day in winter

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