19. A circular walk from Hawnby Church - part 1 to Arden Hall
Views of Hawnby, North Yorkshire
The pictures on pages 19 and 20 illustrate walk number 11 "A Trip into Thorodale" (5¼ miles) from the excellent walking guide "Walks on the North York Moors" Book 1 by Jack Keighley.
The walk starts and finishes at the medieval All Saints Church Hawnby on the banks of the River Rye.
The walk crosses the River Rye and the route gradually rises to Dale Town Common.
There are good views of the most western sections of the 'Cleveland Hills' (which are all actually in North Yorkshire!).
Looking across in the Bilsdale direction on this glorious and varied 'English landscape' walk.
Heading north on the wonderfully open green road on Dale Town Common with just a few sheep for company.
The typical contours of the moorland landscape and a sample of the many remnants of old limestone dry-stone walls.
The splendid Arden Hall is encountered as you head east. The impressive building also has lovely gardens including an expansive yew hedge on the right (see picture below). For centuries it has been the home of the Tancred family and is the seat of the Earls of Mexborough. Mary Queen of Scots is supposed to have slept here!
The yew hedge at Arden Hall.
Late 'bottoms up' spring action! in the fields below Thorodale Wood.
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