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 – 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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The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

An arboretum is simply a botanical collection which is made up of trees. Generally, it is intended to be a place for scientific study. Just as a zoo educates people about animals and preserves endangered species, arboretums are places where endangered trees and plants can be grown and protected in order to preserve them. I used to be a frequent traveller through the Castle Howard estate, I lived nearby. I must have passed this site…

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