The Bull and Broughton Hall Estate Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

The Bull and Broughton Hall Estate Walk is a 6.0 kilometer loop trail located near Broughton, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 6.0 km Elevation Gain: 111 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

partially paved

river

historic site

pub walk

A circular walk from The Bull in Broughton, near Skipton in North Yorkshire. The Bull has long been one of Yorkshire's landmark pubs, famous as much for its hospitality as it is for its beautiful location on the Broughton Hall Estate. The walking route explores the Broughton Hall Estate, including a visit to the parkland's standing stones. Not long after the time the church of All Saints in Broughton had been established (about 900 years ago), the Tempest Family moved into the parish. Generations later, the family is still there and although there is no denying its deep roots especially evident in the rather splendid Broughton Hall, present owner Roger Tempest is as much interested in the future as in the past. Over recent years he has developed a business park. Today this provides employment for 600 people. That sounds busy but as you quickly discover when you follow this route, the business park has a minimum impact on its surroundings which are stunningly beautiful. Parts of this walk pass through Broughton Hall Estate using permissive paths. Special permission to use these paths is given to customers of The Bull following this pub walk. The walk follows tracks, driveways, pasture paths, a disused railway line and a section of a quiet country lane. Apart from one short ascent to the standing stones there are no significant climbs. You will need to negotiate several gates, although the route is entirely stile-free. Dog owners need to be aware that there are a number of cattle grids along the route. Whilst these grids normally have bypass gates available, due to the permissive nature of the paths you may need to be prepared to lift your dog over any bypass gates that are locked. The route crosses pastures and parkland grazed by both sheep and cattle. Allow 2 hours.

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18 days ago

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