Stonegrave & the Rye

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

There is so much to this walk it is actually difficult to do it justice in a short description. At no stage did I feel that the walk was becoming dull, there was always something of interest around the corner.

The views from the wonderful ‘green road’ on Caulkleys Bank are excellent, particularly over Helmsley and onwards over the North York Moors; as is the riverside walking on either side of Nunnington. However it is the section round Stonegrave and its church which impressed me most, the path dropping steeply down the bank and emerging on top of this pretty village. Take time to explore it.

Nunnington is also immaculately presented as you may expect from a building owned by the National Trust, it has an enviable situation and has some wonderful period rooms if you take the tour,

Recommend: Do not cut any corners on the walk and spend some time dawdling along Caukleys Bank and through the villages.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 300 Malton & the Howardian Hills Buy Map
Start Point: 664794. Park in the Trust car park and head across the bridge and take the left turn 50 metres up the road.
Height to Climb: 195 ms (640 feet)
Terrain: Riverside walking can be muddy after rain but it was fine when I was there whereas the Green Lanes should always be in good condition
Eating & Drinking: The Royal Oak sits towards the top of the village and there are tea rooms at the Hall and at Nunnington studios.
Similar Walks Nearby: Sledmere House & Park
The Grounds of Castle Howard
Pocklington & the Wolds Way
Places to Stay:


 Ford End B & B, Ampleforth