Kevin Rushby, writing in the Travel section of last weekend’s Guardian, describes an enjoyable visit he made in February to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To get around he used the excellent long-distance footpaths, such as the Centenary Way and Ebor Way. He particularly liked Slingsby Bank, it seems “…on the Centenary Way we headed north to Slingsby Bank, an east-west ridge that gave us fine views of the North York Moors. This was my favourite part of the walk. The ridge is gnarled with ancient earthworks, some perhaps thrown up by the Celtic Parisi tribe, who moved here from Gaul in pre-Roman times (Paris was named after them). Now it is a wonderful natural hideaway for wildlife. This was where the deer popped out on us …”
He visited places of interest in the area, including Castle Howard (“the most fascinating slice of parkland in Britain), Kirkham Priory and Hovingham.
For the many fascinating places to visit around Slingsby, check out SlingsbyVillage website’s Tourism Information page.
If you are inspired to pull on your walking boots, check out our Geoff’s walks, where the latest March offering is now available.
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