Brockhampton Estate - Visiting Summer 2021

Brockhampton Estate is a great place for a visit. At the core is Lower Brockhampton manor House, a 14th century timber framed house. This is surrounded by orchards, park and woodland, with miles of footpaths taking you on numerous walks.

Near Bromyard, in Herefordshire, Brockhampton is part of the National Trust. As a geopark Forum member they have run geology events in the past, with an event planned for this summer.

As with other venues, including National Trust properties, there are some changes at the moment.

Latest Visiting Information

Brockhampton estate is open daily for walks; your four-legged friends are welcome to join you, but please make sure they remain on a lead at all times as we have animals grazing. The second-hand bookshop is also open daily as is the Granary food kiosk which serves hot and cold drinks and snacks to take away – you’ll be required to wear a mask in both locations.

The manor house is open, five days a week; please check opening times before you visit to avoid any disappointment, you can check this by clicking here. They’re currently operating a timed ticket system for the manor house between 10:30am and 12pm; you cannot book these tickets beforehand but they will be available on a first come, first served basis from Visitor Reception on arrival. After midday a ticket will not be required but you may be asked to queue for five minutes to allow social distancing.

When you arrive at Visitor Reception please have your membership cards ready to show if you’re a National Trust member. You do not need to pre-book your visit to Brockhampton, if you wish to visit at a quieter time, please consider visiting on a weekday afternoon.

You can find out more information on the walks on the estate by clicking here, they are not currently given out maps on site, so you may wish to print one out at home but please be cautious as some walks may be closed or changed slightly since the map was printed. An up-to-date map can be found at both car parks, why not take a photo on your phone and use this for reference? Please note over the winter months we have been felling ash trees infected with the disease ash dieback so some walking routes may have temporary diversions. You’re very welcome to bring your dog with you to Brockhampton but please do keep it on a lead and under control at all times due to protect grazing livestock and deer in the woodlands.

Both blocks of WCs will remain open to visitors and are cleaned regularly throughout the day, additional locks have been added to assure we can stick to a one-in one-out policy.

A mask must be worn inside the manor, catering outlets, second-hand bookshop and WCs. A face visor or shield may be worn in addition to a face covering but not instead of one. This is because face visors or shields do not adequately cover the nose and mouth, and do not filter airborne particles.

“Every visit you make helps us get back on our feet a little more during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your support, we can’t wait to welcome you here.”

Summer Holidays

Throughout the summer holidays families will be able to pick up a ‘Get, set, go’ card with different activities and stickers. All the activities are nature-based meaning the estate is the perfect spot to try something new, there are three cards to collect in total. Another fun self-led thing to do is to download or print a copy of the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ guide to bring along with you. Here there are fifty activities to try as a family outdoors which can be used over and over again.