Sunday, 24 March 2019
Start time: 10:30
(Estimated finish time: 14:15)
Moderate 8 miles / 12.9 km
GYBO is a friendly and sociable walking group aimed at people in their 20s, 30s and the young at heart.
From the ruins of Kirkham Priory the walk heads down river by the Derwent to Howsham. For much of the way the opposite bank is cloaked by Howsham Wood, a little further Howsham Hall comes into view, to be followed by Howsham weir - which you might hear before you see it - & Howsham Mill, where we will stop for an early lunch. You might even be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher or otter! After lunch we head up the road a short distance, through the attractive small village of Howsham and then cross fields towards Howsham Wood, fording a shallow spill way between two ponds. We follow forest tracks through the woodland to Badger Bank, walking a short distance on the road towards Westow before taking the track down into Firby, and finally downhill on the road back to the Priory.
This walk is likely to be muddy, especially by the river, please bring appropriate footwear. Please note this walk may be changed or rescheduled if the river is in flood.
Meet at the entrance to the ruins of Kirkham Priory
Grid reference: SE734658
Nearest postcode: YO60 7JS
Start time: 10:30
This is a circular walk
Parking arrangements: Limited free parking on the gravel surface by the Priory, please car share where possible.
Public transport: 843/840 coastliner service from York, Malton and Scarborough. Bus stop on A64 at Whitwell-on-the-Hill and then a 3/4 mile walk downhill. Bus leaves York railway station at 09:23. Bus leaves Malton at 09:36. No suitable bus from Scarborough.
Suitable for dogs
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.