Castle Howard & Nunnington Hall Route

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About

Rising and falling through parklands, woodlands and picturesque villages, this is a true Howardian Hills ride, with several marvellous views such as the one from the tiny turf maze near Dalby. There are tempting tearoom stops at Nunnington Hall manor house (National Trust), at Hovingham (by the ford) and in Terrington at the Yorkshire Lavender Farm and Terrington Village Stores Tearoom. There's free parking at majestic Castle Howard (both at the main house and at the Arboretum visitor centre opposite). The route is a fantastic introduction to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers 79 square miles of rolling countryside between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York.

About this cycle route

Route type: Road route

Distance: 23 miles (37km)

Time: 3 hours

Start point: Castle Howard or Arboretum car park

Grid Ref: SE 709 699

OS Map: Ordnance Survey 300

Refreshments: Castle Howard, Slingsby, Nunnington, Hovingham, Terrington.

Road route, for road bikes and hybrids.

It's generally easy riding on country roads, although it is undulating as you ride from the start towards Slingsby – and also please be aware of traffic on this busy stretch. The route becomes more winding and hilly between Terrington and Castle Howard as you return to your starting point.

Although the route starts and finishes at Castle Howard, there is a link from nearby Malton – 5.8 miles (9.3km) following a back road from Malton Market Place into the Howardian Hills AONB.

Route credits

Thanks to our partners, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sustrans, who devised and produced the route and downloadable guide. This route is also available on the Howardian Hills AONB website.

Route highlights!

•Art for all at Bils & Rye gallery, Nunnington
•From Caulkleys Bank, look north to the North York Moors and south across the Howardian Hills
•Hovingham Village Market – first Saturday of every month – great for your picnic!
•The view from the 'City of Troy' turf maze
•A walk through the woods in the Arboretum at route's end

Facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Easy to access.
  • Description of route - Rising and falling through parklands, woodlands and picturesque villages, this is a true Howardian Hills ride, with several marvellous views such as the one from the tiny turf maze near Dalby.
  • Length of route (miles) - 23
  • Typical duration of route - 3 hours

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Malton station is 5 miles away.

Castle Howard & Nunnington Hall Route

Type:Cycle Route

Castle Howard & Nunnington Hall Route, Castle Howard, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA
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Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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