GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wharram Percy

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits the fascinating medieval villageof Wharram Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds. After strolling around the site you'll then pick up sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way to explore the surrounding countryside.
You can start the walk from the car park, just to the east of the village. Follow the footpaths west and you will come to the site which is in a particularly good state of preservation. It dates from the 10th century and includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields. The village was occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. English Heritage have providedinformation panels and an audio guide which you can download from their website.
As well as the fascinating history, the site is also very pretty with wildflowers in the summer and the surrounding rolling hills to admire.
After exploring the village the route heads south through the lovely Deep Dale before turning east to join up with the Centenary Way. You can follow this north to Wharram le Street which has a noteworthyAnglo-Saxon church. Thenaveand lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before theNorman conquest of England.
The final section loops round past the old Wharram railway station which closed in 1958. You can still see the old station house which is now a private residence.
The route then returns to the medieval village and follows the track back to the car park.
To continue your walking in the area you can follow the Wolds Way east to Birdsall Wold or north to Wintringham. Heading south west will take you to the little village of Thixendale via the delightful scenery of Raisthorpe Wold, Court Dale and Water Dale.


YO17 9TD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Wharram Percy OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Heading towards Wharram Percy - - 500467

Heading towards Wharram Percy

Across the Millpond - - 501123

Across the Millpond

Meadow Cranesbill at Wharram Percy - - 501127

Meadow Cranesbill at Wharram Percy

18th Century 'Improvement Farm' - - 500768

18th Century 'Improvement Farm'

St Martin's Church, Wharram Percy - - 500823

St Martin's Church, Wharram Percy

St Martin's Church, Wharram Percy - Detail - - 500973

Church ruins

Old railway at Wharram Percy - - 120164

Old railway at Wharram Percy

View along Deep Dale to Wharram Percy - - 1389495

View along Deep Dale to Wharram Percy


GPS Files

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