A beautiful 5 mile walk around the outside parklands of Castle Howard just near Malton and Slingsby in East Yorkshire. Take in the lakes, the monuments and open countryside with great views of the house itself.
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- Start Point: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA
- Finish Point: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA
- Distance: 5 Miles
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A beautiful 5 mile walk around the outside parklands of Castle Howard. Take in the lakes, the monuments and open countryside with great views of the house itself.
No need to pay for entry in this walk as you go all around the estate perimeter and get views of many of the monuments and follys on the route as well.
Start near the car park at Castle Howard entrance. (Free Parking). The Obelisk is unmissable near the entrance and this is the start point. On the walk start you head northwards from here (right out the car park) and along the straight road. Then, eventually you will reach a crossroads where you turn right into the beautiful village of Coneysthorpe.
You will begin to get fantastic views of Castle Howard over the Great Lake. After passing through the village the path off to the right takes you through open meadows that complement the parkland fantastically.
At Ray Wood you pass by and through on a a well kept woodland path that really adds to a walk with variety. You will soon see the outer wall of Castle Howard on your right as you approach the Temple up the slope. A unique view of the Temple rather than the other side you get on entry. From here you walk down the field to New River Bridge where you again get a magnificent view of castle Howard, and the other way the Mausoleum on the hill.
At the next junction turn right onto the small lane and you will pass beside The Pyramid. When you reach the gatehouse, turn right again and you will end up back again at the Obelisk.