Hawnby Hump, Hawnby Church and the River Rye

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This walk starts from open moorland in the beautiful North York Moors National Park. It ascends Hawnby Hill (hump) and takes a short stretch over the ridge of this hill, affording views to both sides across the moors. The hill is a short and relatively easy pull-up, with an undulating top and easy descent again – all on grass tracks. On descending into Hawnby you can find an excellent pub, the Inn at Hawnby, which does food and rooms. The 12th Century church just outside Hawnby is worth the short detour, as it is a delightfully picturesque place to visit and relax. The route then moves into patches of woodland and field systems and is well-marked. Birdlife can be good along here and the thousands of pheasants can create quite a stir when taking off together. A pull out of the valley through conifer woods takes us to the moors again and pleasant return along a quiet road to the car.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Woodland

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26.7 Miles