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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" (5 miles) from the excellent walking guide "Walks on the North York Moors" Book 1 by Jack Keighley.

The walk starts and finishes at All Saints Church Hawnby on the banks of the River Rye.

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.

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'

There are good views of the most western sections of the 'Cleveland Hills' (which are all actually in North Yorkshire!).

There are good views of the most western sections of the 'Cleveland Hills'

 

Looking across in the Bilsdale direction.

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.

Heading north on the wonderfully open green road on Dale Town Common with just a few sheep for company.

 

The typical contours of the moorlandscape.

The typical contours of the moorland landscape and a sample of the many remnants of old limestone dry-stone walls.

The typical contours of the moorlandscape.

 

The splendid Arden Hall is encountered as you head east.

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.

The yew hedge at Arden Hall.

 

Late 'bottoms up' spring action!

Late 'bottoms up' spring action! in the fields below Thorodale Wood.

 

 

All Saints Church, Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England

All Saints Church, Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England

The Stores and Tea Room, Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England

Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, Northern England: The Stores and Tea Room in the lower part of Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England. There are lots of good walks in the area and the ancient (rebuilt) medieval church of All Saints down by the River Rye is a good starting point for some of them and call in to view the stained glass windows and have a picnic too!

The rolling hills near Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England The green road a few miles above Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England
The Inn, Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England The Inn in the lower part of Hawnby Village is good place to end up after a good walk on some lovely open 'green roads' and hills to walk over as well as admiring the architecture of buildings like Arden Hall.

Arden Hall near Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England

Footpath bridge over the River Rye near Hawnby Village, North Yorkshire, England

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