Wolds & Howardian Hills

To the South of the North York Moors and to the North of the M62 lies a rolling landscape, rich in history, picture perfect villages and acres of agricultural land. This is a land where you feel it would be good to live, gentler than the Moors but full of interest, old abbeys and grand country houses compete for attention whilst the dry chalk valleys and rolling hills offer a unique landscape.

The walks described are circular but the areas is criss crossed by a number of well waymarked long distance trails, I think we will hear a lot more about the Yorkshire Wolds in the future.

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8.5

Castle at Sheriff Hutton

The Castle at Sheriff Hutton
  • Castle ruins at Sheriff Hutton
  • Great views across the Vale of York
  • Large variety of wildlife

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4

Sledmere Park & House

Sledmere House
  • Explore the grounds of a Georgian House
  • Deer, gardens and woodland
  • Sledmere village is worthy of a closer look

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Miles
8

Kirkham Abbey & the Derwent

River Derwent
  • Explore the remains of Kirkham Abbey
  • Pretty riverside walking along the Derwent
  • Some good views if/when you cross the A64

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Miles
6.5

Grounds of Castle Howard

The Great Gate
  • Walking the parkland of Castle Howard
  • Visit Welburn & Coneysthorpe
  • Explore many of the House buildings

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Miles
7.5

Pocklington & the Wolds Way

Pocklington Wood
  • Views over Millington and the Vale of York
  • Explore the pretty village of Millington
  • Good walking on the Wolds Way

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Miles
7

Dry Valleys of Thixendale

Thixendale
  • Visit the ancient settlement at Wharram Percy
  • Thixendale is full of character
  • Good walking above the dry valleys

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Miles
9.5

Thorpe Bassett Wold nr Settrington

Settrington House barn
  • Explore the village of Settrington
  • Woodland, farmland and open walking
  • Great views to towards the North York Moors

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Miles
5.5

Terrington & the Wolds

Terrington Moor
  • Leisurely walking near the Howardian Hills
  • Terrington is a delightful village to explore
  • Mix of farmland, woodland and some riverside

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Miles
7

Stonegrave & the Rye

Stonegrave Village
  • Two idyllic Yorkshire villages
  • Good riverside walking
  • Outstanding views from Caulkleys Bank

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Miles
5.5

Coxwold & Beacon Banks

Angram Hall
  • Good views along Beacon Banks
  • Visit two attractive Yorkshire villages
  • Enjoy the llamas near Husthwaite

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