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. The walk starts at the fabulous York Minster next to the Roman York Walls in the historic city.
It then runs all the way to Filey Brigg on the Yorkshire coast.
The walk includes:
- Riverside sections along the River Foss near York, and along the River Derwent near Malton.
- Sheriff Hutton Castle - 12th century ruined castle and Grade I listed building
- Castle Howard - 'One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses' - according to Lonely Planet's 1,000 Ultimate Sights. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills. (video below)
- Kirkham Abbey - Owned by English Heritage these Augustinian ruins are situated between York and Malton, next to the River Derwent.
- Filey - the final coastal section in Filey is another major route highlight
- Wharram Percy - the route passes through the remains of this fascinating medieval village which dates from the 10th century.
Towns/cities on the route include:
Thixendale Wharram Percy
The walk is waymarked with the letters CW on standard waymarks.