The 18th century Beningbrough Hall has 8 acres of formal gardens to explore including a walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and Italian border filled with colourful Mediterranean blooms. You can also follow footpaths through woodland to the River Ouse where you can enjoy a long waterside stroll. Look out for Oystercatchers, Curlews and Sand Martins along the riverside.
You can tour the Georgian house with its baroque interiors, cantilevered stairs and ornate wood carvings. There's a fine collection of 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery featuring influential figures of the era.
If you would like to continue your walk you could follow the River Ouse and the long distance Jorvic Way east towards York.
Heading west will take you through the countryside to Moor Monkton and Tockwith.