Berrington Hall

Overview

The Georgian mansion is set in 185 hectares of extensive parkland which includes a large lake (well known for its heronry), pasture land, woodland and traditional orchards. There are way-marked walks through the parkland and the Parkland Walk (3-mile circular route) or shorter optional routes, which includes the lake, are suggested. There are views of the Welsh mountains from the west side of the mansion.

Directions, parking, access times and other facilities:

Map reference: SO 510638

Sat Nov/Post Code: HR6 0DW

Vehicular access: From the A49 road, 7 miles south of Ludlow and 3 miles north of Leominster, signposted ‘Berrington Hall’. Access is via a driveway towards the mansion and car parking area.

Access by foot: The Herefordshire Trail passes through Luston and Eye and a footpath from that runs along the edge of the Berrington Estate.

Other facilities: Refreshments in the tea-room and toilets in the mansion courtyard of Berrington Hall. Local hosterlries include: The Balance Inn, Luston (https://thebalanceinnluston.business.site/) and The Stockton Cross, Kimbolton (https://thestocktoncross.co.uk/)

Maps: OS Explorer 203 & Landranger 149
OS Map View (1:25,000)

What to see:
 
Resident Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Goldcrest, Skylark, Jay, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Goosander, Cormorant, Greylag Goose, Grey Wagtail, Raven, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk
Winter Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush and occasionally Hawfinch feeding in orchards
Summer House Martin, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and occasionally Hobby
 Spring/autumn Grey Heron (esp. in spring at heronry in middle of lake), Wheatear (on passage) and Water Rail (occasionally in autumn)
 
Resources:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall Overview and visitor details for this National Trust site.

https://showmeengland.co.uk/leominster/about-leominster/ History of nearby Leominster town.

http://www.leominstertourism.co.uk/mortimercountry.html Explore Mortimer country and visit castles and picturesque villages.

Nearby sites:
Croft Castle, Croft Ambrey, Bircher Common, Leominster by-pass