Belton House Parkland walk
Start: NT car park
Finish: NT car park
Length: 5.1 km / 3.3 miles
Weather: Overcast but warm
Belton House was built between 1685 and 1688 for Sir John Brownlow and has been owned by the National Trust for 20 years.
Although we did the walk on a day that the house wasn't open to the public, the car park was full and the surrounding areas very busy. I think most people were using the children's adventure playground.
After a short walk the bustle of the crowds quietened down and we had the Parkland to ourselves.
The lodge at Lion Gates.
This dog is repeated along the top of Lion Gates.
The dried up water obstacle and jumps used for cross-country, horse eventing at Towthorpe Ponds.
Bellmount Tower seen near the East Avenue. The tower is a Grade II listed building, but unfortunately it cannot be accessed directly from the park as there is no way through the deer fence on the boundary.
Back at the house.