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Howardian Hills and Vale of York

Howardian Hills and Vale of York

by: Paul Hannon
The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sits to the north of the magnificent cathedral city of York, on the other side of which the Vale of York occupies the heart of Yorkshire. This compact guide, one of the popular 'Walking in Yorkshire' series, contains 25 great walks, well-illustrated and concisely described. They lead you through some rolling landscapes of woodland, parkland and farmland, and by the banks of myriad rivers in the Vale of York.

Walk through history at Sheriff Hutton Castle, Nunnington Hall, Kirkham Priory and Beningbrough Hall, admire the splendour of Castle Howard, and gaze in awe from York's Medieval city walls. Explore the natural delights of Skipwith Common, Naburn Ings and Heslington Common, and the peaceful banks of the rivers Ouse, Nidd, Derwent, Rye, Wharfe, Foss, Swale and Ure. Discover the little towns of Tadcaster and Boroughbridge, and a wealth of colourful Howardian villages such as Terrington, Coxwold, Hovingham, Welburn, Barton-le-Street and Ampleforth.

The book begins with a short introduction to the area. Each walk entry begins with a box giving distance, start location with grid reference and post code, OS Explorer map sheet number. A summary describes the features of the walk. This is followed by detailed navigation instructions and a coloured outline sketch map of the route. This text is interspersed with notes on points of interest printed in mauve italics to clearly separate it from the route instructions. The book includes many colour photographs.

The walk locations are:
City Walls and Fulford - 6.25 miles
Heslington Common - 5 miles
Naburn and Acaster Malbis - 6.75 miles
Elvington and River Derwent - 6.25 miles
Cawood and Wharfe's Mouth - 5 miles
Riccall and Skipwith Common - 5.25 miles
Tadcaster and Newton Kyme - 5.75 miles
Boston Spa and Jackdaw Crag - 7.75 miles
Tockwith and River Nidd - 6.25 miles
Cawthorpe and Hunsingore - 5.75 miles
Boroughbridge and two rivers - 7.75 miles
Newton-on-Ouse and Beningbrough Hall - 5 miles
Crayke and River Foss - 5.5 miles
Coxwold and Beacon Banks - 5.5 miles
Ampleforth and Gilling East - 5.75 miles
Nunnington and Stonegrave - 6.75 miles
Barton-le-Street and Coneysthorpe Banks - 6.25 miles
Slingsby Banks - 5.75 miles
Hovingham Park - 5.75 miles
Scackleton and City of Troy - 5.5 miles
Terrington - 6 miles
Sheriff Hutton - 7 miles
Bulmer and Mowthorpe Dale - 5.75 miles
Kirkham Priory - 6 miles
Welburn and Castle Howard

ISBN 9781907626265 Pages 96 (2018) 115mm x 175mm

Price: 5.99