Belton House Parkland walk

Start: NT car park

Finish: NT car park

Length: 5.1 km / 3.3 miles

Weather: Overcast but warm

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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.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

After a short walk the bustle of the crowds quietened down and we had the Parkland to ourselves.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

Belton House Parkland walk

 

The lodge at Lion Gates.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

This dog is repeated along the top of Lion Gates.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

Belton House Parkland walk

 

The dried up water obstacle and jumps used for cross-country, horse eventing at Towthorpe Ponds.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

Conduit House.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

Belton House Parkland walk

 

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.

Belton House Parkland walk

 

Back at the house.

Belton House Parkland walk