The beautiful rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills AONB provides excellent prospects for walkers. A diverse network of footpaths and bridleways offer a superb selection of routes ranging from riverside rambles to scenic hill walks.
The Howardian Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1987, covers an area of 79 square miles (204km²); consisting of well-wooded hills and sequestered valleys, arable and pasture farmland, hedgerows, designed parklands and picturesque villages.
The region has an astonishing heritage with numerous archaeological and historical features, from Bronze Age burial mounds and Iron Age earthworks to medieval castles and monasteries. Also, considerable evidence exists of the Roman occupation, including a fort at Malton and the remains of twenty pottery kilns at Crambeck.
After exploring the unspoilt countryside and experiencing the peace and tranquillity of the area at close quarters, you will long to return here, time after time.
Each walk has a two page description, a colour map with numbered arrow pointers and route directions with grid references to aid map reading. All of the walks follow circular routes ranging from 5 to 8 miles (8.0 to 12.9km).
|Walks in the Howardian Hills||Miles|
|Husthwaite and Beacon Banks||5.0|
|Ampleforth Abbey and the Studford Ring||8.0|
|Stonegrave Minster and Caukleys Bank||6.75|
|Crayke Castle and Oulston Reservoir||8.0|
|Hovingham Park, Cawton and Coulton||7.5|
|The Street Parishes of Ryedale||7.5|
|The City of Troy and Mug Dale||6.0|
|Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe||7.0|
|Sheriff Hutton and Mowthorpe||7.5|
|Kirkham Priory and the river Derwent||7.5|
Sample pages of walks featured in the books can be viewed and printed out from The Walks page.