GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nostell Priory Walk

2 miles (3 km)

Explore 300 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this 18th-centurytreasure house near Wakefield.
There are several beautifully laid out gardens including a formal rose garden, a recently planted orchard, a vegetable garden, the pleasure gardens and the menagerie gardens. In the parkland you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the two pretty lakes and a woodland stretch through Joiner's Wood. There's also the Obelisk Lodge, boathouse and the ha-ha. The house has grand rooms with furniture by Chippendale, a collection of paintings and a very special library.
If you'd like to continue your day out then you could visit the nearby Anglers Country Park with its large lake and birdwatching opportunities.
Adjacent to the park are also Wintersett Reservoir and Cold Hiendley Reservoir.


WF4 1QE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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The on site Courtyard Cafe is a nice place to relax with refreshments after your exercise. They serve a good range of meals with many ingredients coming from their own kitchen garden.
If you fancy a pub lunch then the Spread Eagle is conveniently located just to the east of the car park. They have a good menu and a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them at Doncaster Road, Wragby with a postcode of WF4 1QX.

Dog Walking

The woods and parkland are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other dogs on your visit. There is also a dog enclosure where you can let your dog of the lead. The Spread Eagle pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles west of the site and you can pick up the Barnsley Canal. There's nice waterside paths here heading south through the woodland of Haw Park to Royston.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Nostell Priory

Nostell Priory, 18th-century architectural masterpiece with Adam interiors.

Obelisk Gatehouse, Nostell Priory (geograph 4227067)

Obelisk Lodge. This structure was built in the 17th century, and was still inhabited up to the late 1950s. The gatehouse was previously used as the main entrance to the parkland until 1866 when the building of Nostell train station prompted the use of the entrance by Wragby Lodge via the A638.

Nostell Priory Lower Lake - - 1640438

Lower Lake. Photo taken from footbridge between Upper and Lower Lakes.

Autumn at Nostell Priory Middle Lake - - 1527312

Autumn at Nostell Priory Middle Lake. The stone bank of the NE corner can be seen bottom left hand, the pic was taken from track above the Lower Lake.

Wild flower meadow, Nostell - - 1353904

Wild flower meadow. Looking towards Obelisk Lodge. The parkland is covered in lovely wildflowers during the summer months.

St Michael and Our Lady Wragby - - 827139

The Parish church of St Michael and Our Lady Wragby. Located at the south eastern end of the park.


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