Bramham Park Walks
The attractive West Yorkshire village of Bramham is a fine place to start a walk with a splendid old park estate, pockets of woodland and country trails to explore.
Bramham Park house and gardens are only open to visitors by appointment but there is a public footpath you can follow across the estate. The fine country house dates from the 18th century and is Grade I listed. The surrounding landscaped park includes a series of follies and avenues laid out in the 18th-century landscape tradition.
This walk starts on the south western side of Bramham village and follows the path south west through the centre of the park. Here you'll pass woodland and temples before emerging onto Thorner Moor. You then cross the moor to visit the pretty neighbouring village of Thorner, using a section of the waymarked Leeds Country Way. You can extend the walk by continuing south along the Leeds Country Way to Saw Wood and the village Barwick in Elmet. Heading north will take you to Bardsey.
PostcodeLS23 6ND - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Head into the village and you could enjoy some post walk refreshment at The Swan Inn. The cosy village pub serves a good range of ales and has some nice old photos of the area on the walls. You can find them on Town Hill with a poscode of LS23 6QA for your sat navs.
You could also stop off in Thorner at The Fox Inn. The friendly pub has a charming interior with lots of interesting local pictures and memorabilia. They serve good food and also have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode LS14 3DX for your sat navs.
The woodland and country trails on the route make for a fine dog walk. Within the park you are asked to keep them on leads in the garden area. The Swan Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west into Leeds and you can vsit the popular Roundhay Park where there's some good walking and cycling trails to try.
Just to the north you can pick up the Ebor Way and follow it along the River Wharfe into Wetherby.
To the north west is the Wharfedale village of East Keswick. Here you can pick up our circular walk and visit the splendid Harewood House, another major highlight of the area.