Hovingham – Coulton – Skewsby – Dalby – Scackleton – Hovingham

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Discover the tranquil beauty of the gently rolling Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a leisurely walk through meadows, woodland and quiet hamlets which starts and ends outside historic Hovingham Hall, an 18th Century Palladian mansion and ancestral home of the Worsley family. Points of interest along the way include Hovingham Hall and parish church of All Saints which has Saxon origins; thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Victorian postboxes in the villages you pass; and a fascinating secluded 12th-Century church at Dalby. At the halfway point on the walk, you will reach the very unusual and intriguing 'City of Troy' maze cut into the turf beside the road. Its origins are uncertain but it's one of only eight in England. The walking is straightforward, with gentle gradients, following a combination of field and woodland footpaths, farm tracks and quiet country lanes.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Howardian Hills

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Stately Home, Woodland

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