DARK SKIES ON THE NORTH YORK MOORS 2nd - 18th APRIL 2021

The Splendour of Castle Howard


This walk is a 7 mile (11km) 3 to 3.5 hour walk through the grounds of the Castle Howard Estate and all its grandeur. We start from the village of Welburn and meet outside the Crown and Cushion PH at 10am for a 10.30 start.


On this walk huge monuments will appear dramatically in front of you, the Four Faces hidden in the wood, the Pyramid on St. Anne’s Hill, the amazing Mausoleum surrounded by its Doric pillars and the magnificent Temple of the Four Winds watching over the meadow. Picturesque views over the water to Castle Howard from the inspiring ornamental bridge. All these outstanding features can be seen on this walk through the grounds of Castle Howard. To finish there is an excellent café at Castle Howard.


What you will need

In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable walking shoes/boots, proper outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of walking fitness. Unfortunately young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.