Oakwell Hall Country Park Walks
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 Bronte who 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.
PostcodeWF17 9LG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Oakwell Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Oakwell Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Oakwell Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Oakwell Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe selling a range of meals and snacks.
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.