We have published a set of twelve circular countryside walks starting from Easingwold and the surrounding villages. These walks cover a variety of distances from 3 miles to 10 miles long and are mainly easy walking with beautiful views along the way. The illustrated leaflets describe the routes taken and offer detailed directions, a colour route map and information on points of interest along the way. They are available at our Easingwold Tourist Information Centre, price £1 per set of 6 leaflets.
Once completed, come back to the Market Place and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and do a little shopping.
|Circular Walks from Easingwold Market Square|
|#1||Claypenny Hill & countryside to the east of Easingwold
This is probably the best walk in the Easingwold area taking in the new nature reserves of Millfields Park and Woods and which includes a short walk up Claypenny Hill with views to the Dales, York Minster, the hill village of Crayke and beyond.
|1½ hours||3 miles||Mainly easy going with one short hill|
|#2|| Hopwith Carr & Countryside to the South East
A short walk talking in open countryside, fields and farms to the South East of the town.
|1 to 1½ hours||2½ miles||Easy going|
|#3|| North Moor & Countryside to the north of Easingwold
A delightful walk taking in paths created along the infant River Kyle which is wonderfully rich in wildlife! Kingfishers, dragonflies, butterflies (such as Brimstone) and a host of wild flowers can be seen along the way. Look out for interesting varieties of sheep found in the farms en route!
|3 Hours||6 miles||Easy going along field paths|
|#4|| River Kyle & Countryside to the west of Easingwold.
A walk taking in more of the River Kyle and along ancient country lanes.
|3 Hours||7 miles||Easy going|
|#5||A walk from Easingwold to Huby Village and Folly Wood.
A longer but straightforward walk to the nearby village of Huby, where you can stop at a selection of places for lunch before travelling through Folly Wood and passing Easingwold Golf Course.
|4 hours||10 miles||Easy going|
|#6||A wonderful walk from Easingwold to Husthwaite and onto Coxwold via the spectacular Beacon Banks. Views aplenty along this route!||4 to 5 hours||10 miles||Easy going|
|Circular Walks starting outside of Easingwold|
|#7|| Four Villages & Four Norman Churches
A rural walk around interesting local villages where you can explore their Norman Churches amongst other interesting points on route.
|2 ½ hours||5 miles||Easy going|
|#8|| Three walks from Yearsley Woods
If you want a short stroll down to the lovely fish ponds or a longer walk to Ampelforth Abbey, there is something for everyone here. Woods, ponds, streams, and amazing views are all here to see!
|1½ , 2 ½ and 5 hours||3,6,11 miles||Easy, Easy & Moderate going|
|#9||Myton on Swale to Boroughbridge & return
Starting at the site of the famous White Battle, follow the path along the River Swale to Boroughbridge for lunch & some shopping and return in the afternoon.
|1½ to 2 hours each way||4 miles there and 4 miles back!||Easy going|
|#10|| Oulston Reservoir (Pond Head)
A favourite local walk taking in Pond Head, a local beauty spot. The path also takes in Yearsly Woods, wonderful at any time of year!
|3 ½ hours||8 miles||Easy going|
|#11|| Brandsby to Whenby & the Maze
A walk taking in the less well visited eastern villages, some lovely old churches and the medieval City of Troy maze, one of only a few left in the country.
|3 hours||8 miles||Easy going|
|#12|| A historic walk around Stillington
visiting the ruins of Maston Priory, the site of Marton Priory and the infant River Foss.
|1 ½ hours||3 miles||Easy going|