The Terrington walk through the Wolds is a pleasant way of discovering the area. Farmland, chalk rises and woodland are the main features in this well preserved landscape. The walking is easy.
Terrington is lovely and oozes with the quintessentially English character so beloved in the books of Jane Austen. The countryside around Terrington gently roles through farmland, some fine woods and an attractive section of riverside. The landscape is typical of that found in the Howardian Hills. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as the Humber Estuary and even the spire of York Minster.
I met some fellow walkers in the woods of Baxton Howe and watched some farmers ploughing their fields. However this is a quiet and peaceful walk where you are more likely to see bird and wildlife than man. Roe deer inhabit the woods and it is also excellent terrain for the ornithologist. On the return walk to Terrington I passed Terrington Hall where the young school children played on immaculate and spacious sports fields. Another pleasant scene from time gone past.
Castle Howard is only a few miles away and makes for an excellent half day visit. Combine a visit to the house with this walk in Terrington to gain an even better understanding of the region. The crowds at Castle Howard and the tranquility of the rolling hills near Terrington.
Roughly three quarters of a mile from Terrington at the start of the walk is a road junction. The footpath you want is a few metres along the right fork. The smart, nearly new signpost is obvious. This whole section of the Yorkshire Wolds has good signage, more than is really necessary. Legally there only has to be a signpost when a path leaves a tarmac road.
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