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Oakwell Hall and Country Park Birstall, foraging trail

About the event

Part of Heritage Open Days.

Learn about a wide variety of edible delights that have been used for centuries in everything from jams to gin, with our family friendly trail. Visit the Hall for recipe sheets. Trail sheets available from the visitor centre shop.

This beautiful Grade I Listed Elizabethan manor house, displayed as a family home of the 1690s, offers a rare insight into a post-English Civil War household. See period rooms surprisingly unchanged in over 400 years.

Hear the ghost story and discover Charlotte Brontë’s inspiration for her 1849 novel Shirley. Explore 100 acres of period gardens and country park, with trails, mountain bike track, playground and picnic areas


Oakwell Hall

Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LG

01924 324761

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