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Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy

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Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy
Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 13 Jul 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide star1 Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide star1 Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide star1 Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide star1 Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide
North Yorkshire, Ryedale
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide boot Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy Walking Guide
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A 5 mile circular walk from the village of Wharram le Street in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. The route visits the deserted settlement of Wharram Percy, the most famous of Britain’s 3,000 deserted medieval villages. People lived in it from prehistoric times and the village flourished between the 12th and 14th centuries before it was abandoned in about 1500. It is now an English Heritage site with interpretation panels which tell its story. This route is for you if you want a gentle walk, in a very pretty, unspoilt area that affords panoramic views of the wonderful Wolds. The walk is in an unusually tranquil setting and allows you and your dog a lot of freedom to romp about.

The route has only gentle to moderate gradients, following clear grassy paths and a quiet, single-track tarmac lane. There are two stiles on route (one of which you will need to cross twice). You will also need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates and a flight of stone steps. Some of the fields you will cross are likely to be holding cattle. Allow 2 hours.

Wharram le Street is located on the B1248, about 7 miles south east of Malton. There is a small car park by the crossroads in Wharram le Street, where the B1248 crosses the Birdsall to Duggleby road. Approximate post code YO17 9TL.

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Walk Sections

Start to Bella Farm
Start to Bella Farm

Start point: 54.0817 lat, -0.6792 long
End point: 54.0706 lat, -0.6765 long

From the roadside car park on the B1248 by the crossroads, head along Station Road, following the sign for Birdsall. At the end of a row of houses on the left, cross a stile in the Hawthorne hedge and follow the footpath sign for Wolds Way, Thixendale and Centenary Way. Continue on a wide track along the edge of a field, keeping the hedgerow to the left. Most dogs will be fine off the lead now.

When the track meets a tarmac road, put your dog back on the lead and continue straight ahead along the road following signs for the Wolds Way and Centenary Way. Keep ahead past Bella Farm on the right and a group of trees on the left.

Bella Farm to Churchyard
Bella Farm to Churchyard

Start point: 54.0706 lat, -0.6765 long
End point: 54.0663 lat, -0.6903 long

A little further along, also on the right, is the Wharram Percy car park. Continue ahead down the lane, following a sign for Centenary Way. The view straight in front is of beautiful Fairy Dale! The lane bends to the right, then to the left where you will see a metal gate and a track. Pass through the gate and head along the track (Centenary Way) as it skirts the edge of woodland. At the end of the tree line, continue ahead along the grassy path at the left-hand edge of a field.

Keep straight ahead, ignoring the path to the left for Centenary Way and eventually descend gently to a metal gate with a stile. Cross the stile – most small and medium sized dogs will easily slip under the gate, and turn immediately to the right along a wide lush grassy path, following a sign for Wharram Percy.

Keeping a wire and post fence to the right and the edge of Deep Dale to the left, continue ahead along the path as the ruined church at Wharram Percy slowly comes into view. Just beyond a waymarked footpath post, the path bears left and drops downhill towards a pond and a kissing gate. Pass through the gate and, keeping the pond to the left, go through another kissing gate to enter the churchyard.

Churchyard to Footbridge
Churchyard to Footbridge

Start point: 54.0663 lat, -0.6903 long
End point: 54.0697 lat, -0.6856 long

Walk to the left of the church then through a gap in a waymarked fence ahead towards a red brick cottage. After going through another kissing gate to the left, join a path running alongside a wooden fence. Continue uphill towards a waymarker post and bear right along a track towards a fence and a pair of wooden gates. Pass through the kissing gate on the left, and following signs for the Wolds Way cross over a footbridge.

Footbridge to End
Footbridge to End

Start point: 54.0697 lat, -0.6856 long
End point: 54.082 lat, -0.6793 long

Climb a flight of stone steps to a kissing gate. Keep ahead along the grassy path across a field towards another metal gate, with a wooden kissing gate to the left. Still following signs for the Wolds Way, continue along a grass-lined cutting slightly uphill, and through another kissing gate. Keep ahead, or pause to take-in the view of the Wolds behind, and head towards the tree line. The path leads into the Wharram Percy car park.

To head back to Wharram-le-Street, pass through the car park and turn left along the tarmac road traversed earlier. Where the road bends right, keep ahead along the track by the edge of the field, cross the stile on to Station Road and head back to the car park by the crossroads.

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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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