GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Duncombe Park

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy woodland trails, a spectacular landscaped garden and the National Centre for Birds of Prey in this large park and nature reserve in Helmsley, Yorkshire.
You can enjoy a gentle stroll around the 35 acre 18th century green gardens. Here you will find a great lawn, terraces, temples, a yew tree walk and the scented 'secret garden'. Continue into the wider estate and you can visit the deer parks, explore large areas of woodland and enjoy a waterside stroll along the River Rye.
At the National Centre for Birds of Prey you can see owls, falcons, hawks, buzzards and eagles.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could follow the Cleveland Way to Rievaulx Abbey.
A few miles south east of the park you will find the 17th century manor house of Nunnington Hall. Here you can try the circular Nunnington and the River Rye Walk which explores the countryside surrounding the hall.

Postcode

YO62 5EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Duncombe Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Duncombe Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Owl House Cafe can be found in the Birds of Prey Centre. There's a selection of freshly made sandwiches, toasted sandwiches and hot soups to enjoy here.

Dog Walking

The woods and parkland on the expansive estate make for a fine dog walk. You will probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the north west you can visit the village of Hawnby and enjoy a climb to the splendid viewpoint at Hawnby Hill. There's wonderful views over Ryedale from this elevated spot.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.

Photos

Duncombe Park Eyecatcher - geograph.org.uk - 1869218

Duncombe Park Visitor Centre

Duncombe Park Ionic Temple - geograph.org.uk - 1869212

Ionic Temple

Helmsley Walled Garden and Duncombe Park - geograph.org.uk - 674637

Helmsley Walled Garden and Duncombe Park

Managed woodland on Duncombe Park Estate with Jinny York Bank in the foreground - geograph.org.uk - 432560

Managed woodland on Duncombe Park Estate with Jinny York Bank in the foreground

Partiere at Duncombe Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1505055

Partiere garden at the south side of the hall. The hall was completed in 1713 for Thomas Duncombe (born Thomas Brown) to designs by the Yorkshire gentleman-architectWilliam Wakefield

Pasture, Duncombe Hall Grounds - geograph.org.uk - 23284

Pasture, in the grounds. The estate is also a nature reserve with woodpecker, nuthatch, pied flycatcher, redstart and the rare hawfinch to look out for.

The elaborately carved blocks and curves of the ha-ha - geograph.org.uk - 432507

The elaborately carved blocks and curves of the ha-ha

Woodland with wild garlic set outside the haha - geograph.org.uk - 432503

Woodland with wild garlic set outside the haha

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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