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Terrington enveloped in the mist

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Route No. 382 - Wednesday 29 December 2010
Terrington, Centenary Way,
Cum Hag Wood circuit - 7km
Howardian Hills (AONB) . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS explorer 300 Howardian Hills & Malton


The main street through Terrington
The main street through Terrington

The church in Terrington
The church in Terrington

We drove to Terrington, a village in the Howardian Hills only a few miles from Easingwold where we live. We parked in the village street at map ref. SE670707. We walked down the street towards the village stores and post office. Opposite the stores we turned left towards the church. We continued past the church straight ahead onto a path with a signpost indicating the "Ebor Way" & the "Centenary Way". They both follow the same route just here. Immediately past the buildings the path turned right along the edge of some playing fields.

The weather today is very gloomy with thick mist everywhere, and occasional light drizzle. After the excesses of Christmas we needed some fresh air and exercise so my neighbour, Jim, and I decided on a short local walk. This was mainly dictated by the state of my knees. I'm now on the waiting list for a knee replacement operation in a couple of months, but with the aid of knee support bandages and a few pain killer tablets I'm still good for a few kilometers.

The main street through Terrington
The main street through Terrington

The footpath leaving Terrington
The footpath leaving Terrington

The Ebor Way/Centenary Way heading Northwards from Terrington
The Ebor Way/Centenary Way heading Northwards from Terrington

Heading Northwards from Terrington
The path heading Northwards from Terrington

Path up the hillside from Wath Beck
Path up the hillside from Wath Beck

Nearing the top of the slope along the access road
Nearing the top of the slope along the access road

At this access road we turned left to walk along the road for about 250m. The road was climbing up the hillside and just round a bend at the top of the slope we turned right off the road onto a track at map ref. SE678722.

At the end of the playing fields the path turned left to head roughly northwards for about 1km to cross Wath Beck at map ref. SE678718. From the beck the path climbed up the hillside for about 250m. to a farm access road at map ref. SE679720.

Narrow footbridge over Wath Beck
Narrow footbridge over Wath Beck

Farm access road above Wath Beck
Farm access road above Wath Beck

Signpost at our turning off the access road
Signpost at our turning off the access road

Track along the edge of woodland at the top of the slope
Track along the edge of woodland at the top of the slope

Misty woodland below the track
Misty woodland below the track

Descending the bank to the road
Descending the bank to the road

Path round the edge of Cum Hag Wood
Path round the edge of Cum Hag Wood

We crossed the road to follow a path around the edge of Cum Hag Wood towards Ganthorpe.

We followed this track along the edge of some woodland for about 1.5km to map ref. SE693718. Here we turned right onto a path down a steep slope for about 100m to a road at map ref. SE693717.

Track along the edge of woodland at the top of the slope
Track through woodland at the top of the slope

Turning off the road to Cum Hag Wood
Turning off the road to Cum Hag Wood

Path round the edge of Cum Hag Wood
Path round the edge of Cum Hag Wood

Looking back to Cum Hag wood from the path to Ganthorpe
Looking back to Cum Hag wood from the path to Ganthorpe

Frozen pond near the path to Ganthorpe
Frozen pond near the path to Ganthorpe

The path to Broat's Lane
The path to Broat's Lane

The path to Broat's Lane
The path to Broat's Lane

The path along Broat's Lane
The path along Broat's Lane

Where the path approaches the road junction the path is called Broat's Lane.

After about 1km at map ref. SE691707 we turned right to follow a path across the fields to the road junction at map ref. SE681709.

Large beech tree by the path to Broat's Lane
Large beech tree by the path to Broat's Lane

Broat's Lane joins the road at the junction
Broat's Lane joins the road at the junction

The road back to Terrington
The road back to Terrington

The cafe turned out to be closed until February, so we drove the short distance to Castle Howard and had our lunch in the cafe there. A very pleasant end to our short walk in the fog which had not lifted at all.

From the road junction we walked along the road for about 1km back into Terrington. We had intended to call in the cafe at the village stores for our lunch.

Heading back into Terrington
Heading back into Terrington

Returning along the main street in Terrington
Returning along the main street in Terrington