Terrington & the Wolds

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

Terrington is lovely and oozes that quintessentially English character so beloved in the books of Jane Austen. The land around Terrington gently roles through farmland, some fine woods and an attractive section of riverside. I met some fellow walkers in the woods of Baxton Howe and watched some farmers ploughing their fields but this is a quiet and peaceful walk where you are more likely to see wildlife (although I did not) than fellow humans.

Roe deer inhabit the woods and it is also excellent terrain for the ornithologist. On the return walk to Terrington I passed Terrington Halll where the young school children played on immaculate and spacious sports fields – another scene from time gone past.

Recommend: Castle Howard is only a few miles away and an excellent 1/2 day visit. Combine it with this walk for a great day.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 300 Malton & the Howardian Hills Buy Map
Start Point: 670708. Park on the main road through Terrington and walk east along the road for 1/2 a mile to a fork in the road. Take the green lane between the tarmac.
Height to Climb: 113 ms (371 feet)
Terrain: The ground is very boggy around the bridge at Howthorpe but the rest of the walk is on good tracks and paths
Eating & Drinking: There is a pub (the Bay Horse) which is presently closed (Nov 2013) and a tea shop (which I did) in Terrington and on a nice summers day sitting outside was delightful.
Similar Walks Nearby: Dry Valleys of Thixendale
Thorpe Bassett Wold nr Settrington
Places to Stay: Old Cobblers Cottage, North Dalton