GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bramham Park Walks

4 miles (6.4 km)

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 offolliesand 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 of Barwick in Elmet. Heading north will take you to Bardsey.

Postcode

LS23 6ND - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Bramham Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bramham Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Oramental Lake, Bramham Park - geograph.org.uk - 1210254

Oramental Lake. Bramham Park Lake with Gothic Temple in the background.

Ionic temple, Bramham Park - geograph.org.uk - 722150

Ionic temple. Part of the 'furniture' of Bramham Park, this 18th century temple was built as an eyecatcher to be seen across the park. Strangely the avenue of trees, the temple and the obelisk line up with the chapel and not the house itself.

Rear of Bramham Park - geograph.org.uk - 1210244

Built in 1698 and still owned by the same family.

Red Lion - Front Street, Bramham - geograph.org.uk - 949813

Red Lion

Bramham Park Gothic Temple (geograph 1869015)

Bramham Park Gothic Temple

Bramham Church - geograph.org.uk - 722524

All Saints' parish church, Bramham, West Yorkshire, seen from the southwest. The west tower is Norman, with a Perpendicular Gothic top and a short spire.

Main Street, Thorner - geograph.org.uk - 1236565

Main Street, Thorner

Track through Jenny Sober Plantation - geograph.org.uk - 720602

Track through Jenny Sober Plantation on the western side of the park. Track and footpath through woodland alive with bird song. This must also be the route of the temporary road used for the Bramham music festival, judging by the amount of litter still lurking in the undergrowth.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Bramham Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)