The Splendour of Castle Howard - Moors on Wheels
Situated in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty, this trail encompasses everything magnificent about the Yorkshire countryside, a host of ancient monuments, bubbling brooks and ancient woodland.
Leaving the carpark, we pass the ever-impressive Obelisk before turning right and heading towards Coneysthorpe, (great caution needed here as we hit a section of road for about ½ mile).
The route then follows the bridleway to Bog Hall, between Bog Hall and Low Gaterley you can see the splendid Mausoleum (circa 1726) dominating the landscape, leaving the bridleway we join the Centenary Way and head off towards the Gate House but not before passing the Pyramid built in 1728, hollow inside and contains a huge bust of Lord William Howard. To the right you get a splendid panoramic view of Castle Howard, before heading back through the treeline to the courtyard and well-earned refreshments.
Start: Entrance to the courtyard shopping area/cafe. Postcode: YO60 7DA, there is ample free parking at Castle Howard.
Distance: 6 Miles (10km)
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 outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of fitness. Unfortunately, young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Safety and the Weather
As the group leader, I am responsible for your safety and will be more attentive to your needs throughout, and may show more caution than individuals might when walking on their own.
II undertake continuous risk assessment, and may take the decision to change or modify walking plans at short notice. This most commonly occurs in bad weather conditions. I do lead walks in all weather, so long as it is safe to do so.