Walk this way with Burnby Hall leaflet

The new walking leaflet gives details of walks from Burnby Hall Gardens to Pocklington Canal.
The new walking leaflet gives details of walks from Burnby Hall Gardens to Pocklington Canal.

Burnby Hall Gardens is set to launch a new circular Heritage Walking leaflet, charting a route from the venue to Pocklington Canal.

The leaflet will showcase an eight-mile walk to Bielby with the option to take part in a longer 12-mile circular route to Melbourne.

These two walks explore the fascinating history, landscape and wildlife of Pocklington’s two most iconic historic sites.

The popular attraction will be celebrating the launch of this new resource with an inaugural eight-mile circular walk.

The walk will be led by staff from Burnby Hall Gardens and the Canal and River Trust, starting at 10am on Thursday 24 May, meeting at Burnby Hall Gardens with the aim to finish at 2pm.

Since 2016 Burnby Hall Gardens has been working with the Ramblers and Canal and River Trust.

This included piloting the two walks as part of the Yorkshire Wolds Walking Outdoor Festival an annual event organised VHEY in September.

Both walks were well attended and the feedback given was used to help create the content for the walking leaflet.

A Burnby Hall Gardens spokesman said: “The route and content of both walks were kindly written and planned by the Pocklington Group of the Ramblers without whom these leaflets would not have been possible.

“The walking leaflets are designed by Colour Heroes a graphics company based in York who specialise in bringing a site alive for families with beautifully crafted maps, activity packs, menus, books and more.

“This resource is part of the Golden Jubilee Restoration Project at Burnby Hall Gardens, which is funded in thanks to National Lottery Players.

“In May 2016, Burnby Hall Gardens started a three year Heritage Lottery Project thanks to a £634,800 grant.

“This exciting project to restore the Lakes and Rock Gardens, design a learning zone and recreate an Edwardian Potting Shed on site, will ensure this beautiful location can be enjoyed for generations to come.

“After 24 May the Heritage Walks leaflet will be available to pick up from the Burnby Hall Gardens visitor centre, Pocklington Canal and various locations around Pocklington.”

To book a place on this walk, please email visit@burnbyhallgardens.com or phone the visitor centre on 01759 307 125.