The Centenary Way

The Centenary Way

About the Centenary Way The Centenary Way was opened in 1989 and was devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of North Yorkshire County Council. The walk goes from York to the seaside town of Filey. The route crosses the Howardian Hills via Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Wolds via Wharram Percy. It links the Foss Walk in York with the Yorkshire Wolds Way and joins up with the Cleveland Way at Filey. It follows two…

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Centenary Way – 17. Hunmanby to Filey Brigg

Centenary Way – 17.  Hunmanby to Filey Brigg

Hunmanby to Filey The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Sharpe Howe. This is the last section of the walk, finishing on Filey Brigg. It’s an easy walk of just under 4 miles. The route crosses farmland and then through holiday parks on the outskirts of Filey. The final part of the walk follows the coast and seafront before it finishes at the stone marker on Filey Brigg which marks the end of…

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Centenary Way – 5. Huskit Hill to Coneysthorpe

Centenary Way – 5.  Huskit Hill to Coneysthorpe

Huskitt Hill to Coneysthorpe Leaving Huskitt Hill, this 5.9 mile section of the walk goes through the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the walk is through arable fields and through woodland. Part of the walk follows the top of the ridge at the southern edge of the Ryedale Valley so there are spectacular views across Ryedale and beyond to the North Yorkshire Moors. Huskit Hill to Slingsby Bank Top…

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Centenary Way – 6. Coneysthorpe to Firby via Cranbeck

Centenary Way – 6.  Coneysthorpe to Firby via Cranbeck

Coneysthorpe to Firby Leaving Coneysthorpe this section of the Centenary Way heads towards the hamlet of Firby via Castle Howard. It is a stunning walk through parts of the Castle Howard Estate, the Howardian Hills AONB, arable farmland and wild woodland. Total distance walked is 6.9 miles. Along the way, you’ll see various parts of the Castle Howard estate, a 400-year-old oak tree, the ruins of an old priory and some stunning views. Please note…

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Centenary Way – 14. Crowsdale Wood to Staxton Wold Farm

Centenary Way – 14.  Crowsdale Wood to Staxton Wold Farm

Crowsdale Wood to Staxton Wold Farm The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Abbey Plantation. It finished at the fingerpost next to the minor road leading down into Sherburn. This section of the walk crosses farmland at the foot of the Wolds escarpment before climbing back up to the Wolds at Staxton. The total distance walked is 5.7 miles. This part of the walk shares the route with the Wolds Way. It is…

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Centenary Way – 16. Sharpe Howe to Hunmanby

Centenary Way – 16.  Sharpe Howe to Hunmanby

Sharpe Howe to Stocking Dale The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Staxton Wold Farm. This section to Hunmanby covers 4.3 miles and takes you across typical Wolds farmland. The route does undulate a little but nothing too arduous. The route offers some great views of Raven Dale and Camp Dale. Enjoy the views from Sharpe Howe before setting off. From the kissing gate where you joined the road, turn right and walk…

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Centenary Way – 15. Staxton Wold Farm to Sharpe Howe

Centenary Way – 15.  Staxton Wold Farm to Sharpe Howe

Staxton Wold Farm to Sharpe Howe The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Crowsdale Wood. It finished at the B1249 road where an access road leads to Staxton Wold Farm. This short section of the walk (3 miles) passes RAF Staxton Wold and then crosses typical Wolds farmland to arrive at Sharpe Howe, where you get a first glimpse of the sea and cliffs at Bempton. The route is also shared by the…

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Centenary Way – 13. Abbey Plantation to Crowsdale Wood

Centenary Way – 13.  Abbey Plantation to Crowsdale Wood

Abbey Plantation to Crowsdale Wood The previous section of the walk came to Abbey Plantation from Settrington Beacon. This short three and a half-mile section of the walk goes along the West and East Heslerton escarpments. Most of the walk is through arable fields and the occasional woodland plantation. Being high up on the escarpment, which is the northern edge of the Wolds, there are spectacular views across the Vale of Pickering and beyond to…

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Centenary Way – 10. Toisland Wold to Wharram Le Street

Centenary Way – 10. Toisland Wold to Wharram Le Street

Toisland Wold to Wharram Le Street The previous section of the walk came from North Grimston to Toisland Wold. This section passes through typical Wolds countryside, a mixture of arable and livestock farmland. The route goes through the picture-postcard village of Thixendale (where there is a pub and shop). It also passes through the abandoned village of Wharram Percy, now owned by English Heritage. A short detour explores the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at…

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Centenary Way – 12. Settrington Beacon to Abbey Plantation via Wintringham

Centenary Way – 12.  Settrington Beacon to Abbey Plantation via Wintringham

Settrington Beacon to Abbey Plantation The previous section of the walk brought us to Settrington Beacon from Wharram Le Street. This section of the walk has plenty of variety. Along the way, you’ll pass through woodland plantations, arable farmland and the village of Wintringham. You’ll enjoy some spectacular views and an outdoor art space. The total distance walked is 5.3 miles, the only strenuous part of the walk is a short, steep climb out of…

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