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This enjoyable 2½-mile walk in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty delivers some great views. On a clear day you can spot York Minster and even landmarks near the Humber Estuary! The walk explores the countryside to the north of Terrington village, taking in the periphery of the historic Estate of Wiganthorpe. Most of Wiganthorpe Hall was destroyed in the 1950s, but some parkland features and sections of the boundary wall remain. The walk also crosses Rose Cottage Farm Meadow, a semi-improved grassland designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

Great for: family walks, nature lovers

Length:2½ miles (4km)

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Start/Finish: Terrington Village Hall

Grid Ref:SE 672 706

OS Map: Ordnance Survey 300

Refreshments: Terrington

Toilets:Start/Finish of the walk

About this walk


It’s an easy walk on a mix of farmland and stone tracks, though it can be wet and muddy between points 5 and 6, by the streams.


Please keep your dog on a short fixed lead near livestock, especially around Rose Cottage Farm.

Route credits

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

Howardian Hills AONB

The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 79 square miles (204 sq km) of the North Yorkshire countryside, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It is a captivating landscape with its well-wooded rolling countryside, patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes – including, of course, Castle Howard, perhaps England’s finest stately home.

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation was confirmed in 1987, in recognition of its national landscape importance.

Did you know?

The summer air is heady with the smell of lavender at nearby Yorkshire Lavender, where hundreds of different lavender and herb varieties bloom across the hillside.

Download your walk map/sheet from the website.

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  • Accessibility of route - Easy to Access.
  • Description of route - It’s an easy walk on a mix of farmland and stone tracks, though it can be wet and muddy between points 5 and 6, by the streams.
  • Length of route (miles) - 3
  • Typical duration of route - 1 hour 30 mins

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Start/Finish: Terrington Village Hall.

Terrington Walk

Type:Walking Route

Terrington Village Hall, Springfield Court South Back Lane, York, YO60 6PX
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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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