Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and Cawton

Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and Cawton

Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and Cawton

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Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and Cawton

Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1.5 hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key


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Hovingham Weather
few clouds
humidity: 65%
wind: 8m/s W
H 8 • L 7
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Why you should do this walk…

A 3.5 mile (6km) there and back walk from the idyllic village of Hovingham in North Yorkshire. You will have chance to discover the village itself, with its beautiful stone buildings and a babbling stream, before setting out on a peaceful journey along the Ebor Way through open arable fields with far reaching views to the woodland ridges. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills.

Dog friendly?…

The walk follows village lanes and then a compacted stone vehicle track for its whole length. The track is generally well-made but has some pot holes and one stretch (near Spa House) can be muddy in winter and after periods of rain. The route can easily be shortened to suit your own ability. The track has only gentle slopes for the most part (estimated maximum gradient of 1:20 or 5%) with a couple of 20 metre stretches after Spa House that have a moderate slope (estimated gradient of 1:12 or 8%). There are no stiles or steps on route, but you will need to cross one footbridge (1.1m wide) and pass through a single wooden bridle gate (1.6m wide). The entire route should be suitable for rugged pushchairs and rugged disability buggies for most of the year. There is no livestock on route. Breakfree Surface and Slope Rating B1 (for majority of track) and B3 (for two 20 metre stretches).

Walk map




How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and Cawton walk please visit iFootpath

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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