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|Welburn and Castle Howard|
|Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 14 Feb 2017||Walk Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Howardian Hills|
|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.
|Start to Footbridge|
Start point: 54.1029 lat, -0.8996 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.
|Footbridge to Temple of Four Winds|
Start point: 54.1102 lat, -0.8946 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.
|Temple of Four Winds to Low Gaterley|
Start point: 54.1209 lat, -0.8957 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.
|Low Gaterley to Woodland Edge|
Start point: 54.117 lat, -0.881 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.
|Woodland Edge to End|
Start point: 54.1058 lat, -0.8839 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).
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
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.
|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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