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Thorpe Bassett Wold nr Settrington

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


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I headed off from North Grimston not really knowing what to expect, all I had was a map and a prayer as they say. It was enough and I spent an enjoyable 3 hours exploring the chalklands of Thorpe Bassett Wold with their wonderful views north to the North York Moors and closer top over the town of Malton. Settrington I almost missed but it is definitely worth visiting for its immaculate line, pleasant church and interesting history, Settrington House once being the home of Francis Bygod (great name) and an unsuccessful norther uprising against Henry VIII. The walk is always interesting as, with all walks in the area, it is an ever changing mix of high chalk escarpments, dense woodland and attractive little villages.

Recommend: Have a look for signs of the dismantled railway that lies between North Dalton and Settrington, closed in 1950 but a sign of a thriving past.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 300 Howardian Hills and Malton Buy Map
Start Point: 843678. Park in the centre of North Grimston then walk along the main road east for 100 yards and as the road bends sharply right follow the track to the left.
Height to Climb: 255 ms (833 feet)
Terrain: After the rains this would be a muddy walk, particularly by the beck. The section on the Wolds way is better and well signposted.
Eating & Drinking: The Middleton Arms in North Grimston is the only place on the walk to eat or drink.
Similar Walks Nearby: Dry Valleys of Thixendale
Terrington & the Wolds
A walk to Medieval Cottam
Places to Stay:


Old Cobblers Cottage, North Dalton

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