GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Oakwell Hall Country Park Walks

1 miles (2.2 km)

Explore over 100 acres of parkland on this short walk in Bradford. The park includes a car park, visitor centre, gift shop and countryside centre. There's also a nice nature trail running for about 2 miles through parkland, gardens and woodland. On the trail you can look out for a wide variety of interesting plants and wildflowers. Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies and birds too.
The park surrounds the historic Oakwell Hall which was built by John Batt in 1583 and is now contains an interesting museum. Visitors to the hall include Charlotte Brontewho featured it as 'Fieldhead' in her classic novel Shirley.
The Spen Way Heritage Trail and Bronte Way,Leeds Country Way and Kirklees Way walking routes run through or just past the park so you could continue your exercise on one of these long distance trails.
The trails will take you through the countryside to Birkenshaw, Batley, Liversedge and Cleck Heaton. See the maps below for details.

Postcode

WF17 9LG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Please click here for more information

Oakwell Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Oakwell Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good on site cafe selling a range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The park is very popular with dog walkers so you're bound to see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north of the park you could explore the area around the pleasant market town of Pudsey. The Pudsey Walk visits the pretty Pudsey Beck before climbing to the fine viewpoint at Post Hill in Troydale.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Oakwell Hall (6340175721)

Oakwell Hall. An Elizabethan Manor House in the village of Birstall, West Yorkshire. Construction began in 1583. It was the home of the Batt family in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is currently furnished as it was in the 1690s. In the 19th century it was visited by Charlotte Bronte. It inspired her to set the Manor House as Fieldhead in her novel Shirley.

Life Dahn t'Pit - geograph.org.uk - 157444

Life Dahn t'Pit Miners' Memorial at Oakwell Hall Country Park. After the closure of Gomersal pit in 1973, the colliery buildings were demolished, the ground levelled and the area was landscaped to create the Country Park. A sculpture, depicting two miners working underground, was commissioned by the Spen Valley Civic Society.

View to Oakwell Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1254428

View to the country park from the grassed area in front of the hall.

Oakwell Hall and pond - geograph.org.uk - 1254423

Hall and pond view

Oakwell Hall (70926465)

View across the countryside

Oakwell Hall (70925921)

Wooden sculpture at the site.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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