Hawnby Hump - Hawnby Church - the River Rye

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This walk starts from the village of Hawnby in the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Towards the end the route ascends Hawnby Hill (hump) affording 360 degree views across the moors and fields in the area. The hill is a short and relatively steep climb, with an undulating top and and an easy descent on grass into the village.

On descending into Hawnby you find an excellent pub, the The Owl at Hawnby, which does food and rooms. The 12th Century church west of Hawnby is an interesting detour off the lane. It is a delightfully picturesque, quiet place to visit and relax.

The route soon moves into patches of woodland and field systems and is well-marked. Birdlife can be good along here and the thousands of pheasants living here can create quite a stir when taking off together. If you have a dog you are advised to keep it on a lead. A pull out of the valley through conifer woods takes us alongside the moors on a quiet road to the foot of the climb up Hawnby Hill.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Woodland
9/13/2022 - sophie kinrade

Lovely walk easily followed we did go a bit wrong at 8 there is a junction of tracks before the crossroad however a quick check of the GPS put us right Pub was shut midweek September but tearooms are open serving light meals and delicious home made cake very reasonable prices and seating in and out would highly recommend and especially welcome after the last big climb

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26.7 Miles