Yearsley - Oulston - Howardian Hills AONB

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Here is a relatively easy walk with gradual ascents in unspoilt countryside. From the village of Yearsley we make our way down to Peel Wood and Peel Park before heading westwards to Oulston. In recent years several of the (mostly) waymarked paths in this area of the AONB have been rerouted around fields and farms, so please follow the waymark instructions carefully unless you have the latest updated OS Maps (post-2008). After a very short road section we venture down a green lane in woodland. Totally unspoilt, you won't find a more beautiful place to walk in North Yorkshire than this. The track leads us to Oulston Reservoir and around Pond Head Farm before guiding us back to our start point of Yearsley.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Howardian Hills


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, River, Wildlife, Woodland
19/11/2012 - Phil Catterall

Thank you Ian for highlighting the rerouted right of way and the update to the latest OS 1:25000 Map. I will now update the route instructions accordingly. I'm glad you enjoyed the walk in what is an unspoilt area of the Howardian Hills.

18/11/2012 - Ian Hogg

The description between waymarks 7 and 9 needs updating to align with the right of way as shown on the updated map. Turn right at the signpost in picture 7, walk down towards Peel Park and before the beck, turn left along a farm track for about 50m to meet a wicket gate( picture8 ). Go through the gate, turn right alongside the hedge to the beck, then left beside the beck to a footbridge ( waymark 9 ).

18/11/2012 - Ian Hogg

One or two tricky stiles for older or larger dogs, but no problem for our Jack Russell! Sheep in fields.

18/11/2012 - Ian Hogg

Walked on a sunny day in November - beautiful unspoilt countryside and wonderful views. Heavy going across pathless fields and deep mud in several places around Pond Head farm - especially in woodland and where the plough had left insufficient field margin! An excellent walk after a long dry spell or for a frosty day.

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