Belph Brook

A scenic countryside walk through fields to the nearby hamlet of Belph, with a picturesque stream and quintessential village.

The walk includes a range of surfaces, with some slight inclines, fields, country road crossings and uneven stretches. 


Distance: 5.29 miles (circular) 

Time: 2.5 hours (round trip)

Difficulty: Moderate

OS Map:  Explorer 270, Sherwood Forest

See this walking trail on OS Maps

Dog-friendly: Dogs are welcome on the public rights of way across Welbeck, but to help us protect our wildlife, livestock, and crops, please keep them on the lead and under close control. 




1. Start this walk in The Courtyard at Welbeck and go through the gate next to The Harley Gallery. Please take care when crossing the road behind the gallery. 

The car park is open Monday - Saturday, 8am - 5pm. Sunday, 8am - 4pm. Closed Easter Sunday and over the Christmas period. Free parking.  Please note the car park is locked at the close of business. (Times may vary).

2. Follow the first part of the Harley Art Trail along the woodland path until you get to the road crossing. Carefully cross the road and turn right, keeping to the footpath along the A60. Go past the 19th-century Welbeck Lodge until you approach an opening through a field on your left. 

3. Head into the field and keep to the grass path between the hedges and trees. Continue on until you reach a wooden gate at Hennymoor Lane. 

4. Be aware of fast-moving cars. Carefully cross the road and head through the gate on the opposite side. 

5. Follow the path along the edge of Creswell Quarry until you reach the opening to a small stream.

6. Turn right and follow the path into the village of Belph. Note: You can chose to end the walk here and retrace your steps to The Courtyard at Welbeck to enjoy coffee and cake at The Harley Café, or continue to South Tunnel Lodge. 

7. To continue your walk to South Tunnel Lodge, cross the bridge over the stream and walk through the field, until you reach the road. Cross and follow the public footpath through the fields. 

8. Continue on through the fields until you reach Hall Leys Farm. From here follow the path towards Broad Lane. Turn right and head along the road towards the A60. 

9. Cross the A60 and continue along Broad Lane until you reach South Tunnel Lodge. 

10. Turn right after South Tunnel Lodge through the two gates and head along the path through the field. 

11. Once you reach the lake cross the bridge and take the path to your right, continue until you reach the fork. Turn left.

12. Head along the path through the fields until you reach a large gate on your right. Turn left and continue towards the large oak tree. 

13. Once you reach the crossroads, go straight on until you reach the A60. 

14. Turn right onto the smaller path and follow the kinetic trees until you reach the Courtyard at Welbeck. 


Looking for a more detailed map? See this walking route on OS Maps.

Alternatively, download our illustrative walking route map here


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The Hamlet of Belph  

Belph is a hamlet in the parish of Hodthorpe and Belph, within the district of Bolsover, on the Welbeck estate. The village has two parts, Belph Village and Penny Green. 

Stay at Stable Cottage in Belph

Extend your visit at Welbeck with a stay at Stable Cottage