GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sheriff Hutton Walks - Near and Around

7 miles (11 km)

This village is located in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire. The village is close to the Howardian Hills and there's also a number of waymarked trails running through the attractive surrounding countryside. The historic settlement includes a photogenic ruined castle, a Grade I listed 12th century church and a fine country pub to relax in after your exercise.
This route from the village uses sections of the Foss Walk, the Ebor Way and the Centenary Way to create a circular walk around the settlement.
The walk starts at the remains of Sheriff Hutton castle on the southern side of the village. From here you can pick up the waymarked footpaths and follow them south to West Lilling and New Lane. You then turn north west along the Foss Walk to Sheriff Hutton Bridge where there are views of the old course of the River Foss. The trail heads north through farmland to Cornborough Manor where you turn east to follow the trail back to the village, via Mill Hill.


YO60 6QZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sheriff Hutton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sheriff Hutton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sheriff Hutton

  • Foss Walk - Follow the River Foss, from the historic city of York to Easingwold, on this lovely riverside walk through Yorkshire
  • Ebor Way - Follow the Ebor Way from Helmsley to Ilkley on this walk through Yorkshire
  • Centenary Way Yorkshire - Explore the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds on this splendid walk devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yorkshire County Council
  • Terrington - Terrington is a delightful village in the Howardian Hills near to Castle Howard
  • Castle Howard - The 1000 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this stately home is a walker's paradise
  • Hovingham - This large village in Ryedale sits in an appealing location on the edge of the Howardian Hills
  • Nunnington and the River Rye - This pretty village on the fringe of the Howardian Hills includes the National Trust owned Nunnington Hall and nice footpaths along the River Rye which runs through the village
  • Helmsley Circular Walk - A lovely circular walk from Helmsley passing through Rye Dale and visiting the wonderful Rievaulx Abbey
  • Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey - This is a popular walk which takes you from themedievalHelmsley Castleto the fascinating ruins of Rievaulx Abbey
  • Yearsley Woods - These expansive woods in the Howardian Hills have mountain bike trails and a series of footpaths to try
  • Bishop Wilton - This pretty little village in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a pleasant place to start a walk into the Yorkshire Wolds


Back in the village head to The Highwayman for some post walk refreshment. They serve good quality dishes which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area. You can find them on The Square at postcode YO60 6QZ.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and The Highwayman mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north and you can visit the delightful neighbouring village of Terrington. Near here there's also one of the major highlights of the area at Castle Howard.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Howardian Hills Walks page.


Sheriff Hutton Castle - - 16010

Sheriff Hutton Castle. The originalmotte and baileycastle, the remains of which can be seen to the south of the churchyard, was built here in theForest of Galtresby Bertram de Bulmer, Sheriff ofYorkduring the reign ofKing Stephen(c. 1135–1154). The stone castle was built at the western end of the village byJohn, Lord Nevillein the late fourteenth century. The castle is Grade II listed.

Finkle Street, Sheriff Hutton - - 210389

Finkle Street, Sheriff Hutton. Finkle Street sounds like the name of a Roman road but is thought to come from the Norse word for an elbow. The name is found in several different parts of the country which are unlikely to have been connected by a single road

Looking Towards West Lilling - - 265961

Looking Towards West Lilling

Gate on Foss Way Footpath near Cornborough Farm - - 526332

Gate on Foss Way Footpath near Cornborough Farm

River Foss bridge on track near Brownmoor Farm - - 526325

River Foss bridge on track near Brownmoor Farm

Driveway to Cornborough Hall - - 898442

Driveway to Cornborough Hall

Field near Mount Pleasant - - 898417

Field near Mount Pleasant

The Castle Inn, Sheriff Hutton - - 208988

The Castle Inn, Sheriff Hutton


GPS Files

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