There are several options for angling in or close to the Howardian Hills – please contact the location directly for more information and up-to-date prices and availability.
Birkdale Mixed Coarse Fishing
Tel: 01653 648301
Well stocked with carp, tench, bream and roach. Barbless hooks only.
Keep nets NOT allowed.
Malton & Norton Angling club
Contact Mr Foggin: Tel: 01653 693208.
Tickets are per annum. Three locations available on the River Derwent.
Bob’s Pond, Brawby
Tel: 01653 668458.
Access to one pond (containing carp, bream, tench, roach and rudd) and two stretches of river. Tickets available from the local Post Office – please phone first.
Brickyard Farm, nr Amotherby
Tel: 01653 693606
Old Lake coarse fishing: open all year from 4pm – dusk.
Bait restrictions apply. Toilets and camping available.
New Abbey Lake: Open from 5pm. Predominantly carp, some tench.
The River Derwent, which flows through the eastern edge of the AONB, is a popular focus for recreation. If you do wish to canoe along this stretch of the river it is essential you gain the consent of the landowners before accessing the river.
Horse riding/Pony Trekking
The Howardian Hills AONB has a good network of bridleways, particularly in the eastern half. Riders can park in a variety of off-road parking areas and then access miles of tracks and paths. For route suggestions, please look at the Mountain Bike routes on the Cycling page.
There are currently no pony trekking facilities in the Howardian Hills. The nearest facilities are:
Boltby Trail Riding and Pony Trekking Centre, Boltby, Thirsk
Friars Hill Stables, Sinnington
Bilsdale Riding Centre, Hawnby
Helmsley Riding School, Helmsley
All the land and associated shooting rights in the Howardian Hills is in private ownership. Shooting of any kind may not take place without permission of the landowner. Commercial shooting in the AONB consists of seasonal pheasant and partridge shooting – please visit specialist websites such as Guns on Pegs to look for availability.
Photos: AONB Unit apart from:
Fishing at Kirkham – Roger Poyser