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Welburn and Castle Howard

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Welburn and Castle Howard
Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 14 Feb 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide star1 Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide star1 Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide star1 Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide star0 Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide
North Yorkshire, Howardian Hills
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Welburn and Castle Howard
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide boot Welburn and Castle Howard Walking Guide
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A 5.5 mile circular walk from the village of Welburn in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. This walk is great if you and your dog would like to stretch your legs on a fairly long, flat walk, through beautiful woodland and fields with inspiring views of the Castle Howard estate. The Howardian Hills and its pretty villages offer a calm and peaceful landscape for you and your pooch to wander through.

The terrain is easy to moderate, with fairly gentle slopes along grassy paths through wooded areas, on tracks and quiet tarmac roads. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus one stile (which has a dog gate alongside). There are plenty of off-lead opportunities for your dog on the quiet paths, but please observe signs regarding nesting birds in Spring and Summer. Whilst most of the farmland is arable, you will cross at least one field (within the Castle Howard estate) that may be holding cattle and sheep. Allow 2.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes outside the Crown and Cushion pub in Welburn village. Turn off the A64 York to Malton road at Barton Hill, following the brown signs to Castle Howard. After passing under the monument, turn right at the crossroads following the sign to Welburn. Roadside parking is available in Welburn village. Approximate post code YO60 7DZ.

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Walk Sections

Start to Footbridge
Start to Footbridge

Start point: 54.1029 lat, -0.8996 long
End point: 54.1102 lat, -0.8946 long

Start on the main road in Welburn near the Crown and Cushion pub. Head along the road (with the pub to the left) then turn left down Water Lane. At the end of the lane there is a dog waste bin. Where the lane ends, continue along a track to the left, following a waymarker sign for Coneysthorpe. In the spring and summer, dogs may need to be on the lead here due to the presence of ground-nesting birds.

At the crossroads of paths, keep ahead following the public bridleway sign towards the woods. Pass through a waymarked gate into the wooded area, following the wide and clear path as it drops to a footbridge ahead on the left.

Footbridge to Temple of Four Winds
Footbridge to Temple of Four Winds

Start point: 54.1102 lat, -0.8946 long
End point: 54.1209 lat, -0.8957 long

Cross the bridge (over Moorhouse Beck) and continue through the woods uphill – ignoring the wide track that crosses the path. Following the sign to Coneysthorpe, leave the wooded area and continue ahead to a tarmac lane. To the left is the Pyramid of Castle Howard and the Stately Home itself.

Turn left then immediately right along a wide grassy path between two fields – still following signs to Coneysthorpe. In view to the right is the Castle Howard Mausoleum. Cross the bridge over the lake then pass through a kissing gate, and head up the grassy path diagonally to the left over the brow of the hill in front. NOTE: There may be cattle in this field, so be prepared to put your pooch on the lead here. The path then passes the Temple of Four Winds on your left.

Temple of Four Winds to Low Gaterley
Temple of Four Winds to Low Gaterley

Start point: 54.1209 lat, -0.8957 long
End point: 54.117 lat, -0.881 long

Beyond the temple, follow a stone wall on your left. To the right, there are great views of the gently undulating Howardian Hills. At the end of the wall, turn left towards a large white waymarked gate. Pass through the kissing gate next to it and continue along the path with an old stone wall to the left and a wire and wooden post fence to the right. Following a waymarked sign for the Centenary Way, turn right onto a farm track.

Follow the track across a bridge over Mill Hill’s Beck and continue slightly uphill to a junction of paths near some farm buildings. Following the sign for Gaterley (1 mile), head along a track between the farm buildings following a waymarker arrow. The Mausoleum is again visible as the track continues, again crossing the beck guided by a sign for the Centenary Way. Eventually you will reach Low Gaterley Farm.

Low Gaterley to Woodland Edge
Low Gaterley to Woodland Edge

Start point: 54.117 lat, -0.881 long
End point: 54.1058 lat, -0.8839 long

At Low Gaterley, turn right following the Centenary Way and continue to a quiet tarmac road. Turn right following the sign for Welburn. The quiet straight road cuts between two fields and is used by very little traffic. Castle Howard is again visible to the right.

Take a wide path to the left signposted for Welburn – if it looks familiar, that’s because it was used earlier in the walk. Just inside the tree line, turn left through a gate following the sign to Crambeck onto a wide path through a wooded area – perfect for off-lead romping along this lovely path through the trees.

Just before reaching another Castle Howard monument, take the right-hand path following another Centenary Way signpost. The path leads downhill through the woods to a waymarked stile with a dog-gate. Cross the stile and continue ahead to a junction of paths by a signpost for Coneysthorpe and Welburn. Take the Welburn path which leads you out of the trees.

Woodland Edge to End
Woodland Edge to End

Start point: 54.1058 lat, -0.8839 long
End point: 54.1031 lat, -0.8995 long

On leaving the trees, pass through a gate into a field and continue uphill along its left-hand edge. Pass a waymarker post and keep ahead as the path bears right to a public footpath sign to Welburn (0.5 miles).

Follow the path towards Welburn, with the village coming into view ahead. The clear grassy path passes through a field towards the hedge line in front. At a crossroads of paths, continue ahead following a yellow waymarker, between the hedgerow to the left and a field to the right. At the end of the hedgerow, follow the waymarker pointing diagonally left across a field towards the road back into Welburn village. Pass through a gate in the corner of the field, turn right and head back into the village.

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3 comments for "Welburn and Castle Howard"

loved this walk yesterday! lots of off lead walking for the dog

By hayley12 on 27 Feb 2017

Easy well signed walk with some good viewing if Castle Howard monuments.
Lovely little tea shop in Welburn village.

By Wilko1954 on 11 Mar 2017

Fantastic walk around the outskirts of Castle Howard with many great picture opportunities. During Spring Summer there are signs up around about 1/2 the route to keep dogs on leads due to nesting birds. Our dog still had great walk non the less.

By Leeroy1003 on 04 May 2017

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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