West from Hovingham along the Ebor Way to Cawton, then via a minor road to Gilling East. Further west to Park House Cottages and The Scar before turning back through woodland to Gilling Park. South-east to Blackdale Farm on Coulton Road then north-east back to Cawton. Returning to Hovingham by way of the Ebor Way. A 13-mile walking route in the Howardian Hills.
The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of the Howardian Hills & Malton, reference OS Explorer 300, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.
Farmland in the Howardian Hills.
The Avenue, heading north-east to Gilling Park.
One of three fish ponds near Park Wood.
Church of the Holy Cross, Gilling East.
Beautiful house at Hovingham Spa.
The Ebor Way.
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