5 Nature Spots to Visit During Your Stay at the Pennine Manor

Offering panoramic views of the Yorkshire countryside, Pennine Manor is the ideal choice for those wanting to escape the rush of city life. Whether you want to test your fitness on hikes across the rugged landscape, or take leisurely tours of the quaint villages and towns, you can be sure of a satisfying break at our West Yorkshire retreat. Keen to build the excitement, we’ve featured a selection of our favourite Yorkshire nature spots in this blog.

Ogden Water Country Park

Set in the Pennine hills, Ogden Water Country Park is a much-loved natural haven. You might enjoy a picnic while taking in the calming views across the 160 year-old reservoir. From here you can take a leisurely stroll to the Druids Altar, where lovers have traditionally kissed and left their romantic offerings.

Ponderosa Zoo

From adorable alpacas to prickly porcupines, there’s an assortment of weird and wonderful wildlife to be seen at the Ponderosa zoo. Just a 25 minute drive from the Pennine Manor, this popular wildlife attraction is sure to delight visitors of all ages. You might even be tempted to book in for a special face-to-face encounter with the Asian Short Clawed otters or meerkats.

Manor Heath & Jungle Experience

Green-fingered gardening enthusiasts will definitely be tempted to stop off for a tour of the colourful walled garden of Manor Heath. Traditionally used for the growing of flowers, fruit and vegetables, this picturesque spot is now used for the presentation of gardening workshops. You can look forward to seeing roses in full bloom on the pergola and exotic species flowering in the Mediterranean garden.


Your spirit is sure to soar when you explore the varied rural landscapes of Holmfirth. Keen photographers might like to strap on their hiking boots and take to the 20 mile circuit under the guidance of local expert, Andy Leader. Other popular and slightly less challenging routes include that of the River Ribble Valley and Wolfstone Heights.

Beaumont Park

There’s an abundance of flora and fauna to be seen at Huddersfield’s Beaumont park. It’s worth taking your time on the nature trail walk for close experiences with the resident squirrels, butterflies and woodpeckers. You might then enjoy a well-earned rest at the bandstand, beside the majestic Duchess of Albany tree.

Make Your Booking

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, the Pennine Manor is the ideal place from which to explore the natural wonders of Yorkshire. We’ll be there at the end of action packed days, with a sumptuous variety of locally sourced dishes being served at our Hilltop bar. And you’ll be assured of tranquillity in our luxuriously designed rooms. Go ahead and make your online booking, today.

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