The Howardian Hills have a dense network of footpaths and bridleways just waiting to be discovered. Light-dappled woodland and plantation trails offer shade on sunny days and meandering riverbank footpaths give unique perspectives of the region’s rich built and natural heritage. Farmland paths open out to reveal extraordinary views of priories, monuments, lakes and landscapes.
The Bike Rides and Rambles in the Howardian Hills leaflet is a good place to start if you are unsure where to walk in the Howardian Hills. It provides an overview of the different walk routes available; you can then download more detailed information about your chosen routes.
A number of route guides are available to help you discover the area on foot. Routes vary from short flat strolls to longer hillier walks. Many link in with villages or attractions which offer tearooms, pubs or village stores where you can buy refreshments.
Terrington walk 1
Terrington walk 2
Terrington walk 3
Terrington walk 4
Castle Howard Estate walk
Barton le Street walk
Walks from Hovingham
Walks from Welburn
North Yorkshire County Council has also produced a set of walk leaflets, three of which contain information on routes in the Howardian Hills.