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The Church of All Saints at Hawnby, at the start of our walk
The Church of All Saints at Hawnby, at the start of our walk

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Route No. 583 - Thursday 11 June 2015
Hawnby Church, Coomb Hill, Arden Hall,
Mount Pleasant Fm, R. Rye, Hawnby circuit
8km - North York Moors . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer OL26 North York Moors Western area


Looking back to the car from the entrance to the churchyard
Looking back to the car from the entrance to the churchyard

The churchyard at All Saints, Hawnby
The churchyard at All Saints, Hawnby

Church Bridge over the River Rye
Church Bridge over the River Rye

We followed the path around the church and out to a track across the fields for about 200m to a road. At the road we turned left and walked along the road for about 200m to cross Church Bridge over the River Rye. Just beyond the Church Bridge we turned sharp left to double back along a farm track for a few metres to a bridleway across the fields.

There was a lovely warm clear sunny summers day forecast for today. My neighbour, Jim, and I drove out to All Saints Church, Hawnby and parked in a small lay-by at the side of the lane near the church (map ref. SE537896). From the lay-by we walked north west along the road for about 50m to a wooden gate into the churchyard from the wide grass verge.

Leaving the church on the track to the road
Leaving the church on the track to the road

We doubled back along this track just after the bridge
We doubled back along this track just after the bridge

The road heading for Church Bridge
The road heading for Church Bridge

Start of the route around Coomb Hill
Start of the route around Coomb Hill

The bridleway around Coomb Hill
The bridleway around Coomb Hill

Following Dalicar Brook around the base of Coomb Hill
Following Dalicar Brook around the base of Coomb Hill

However at the gate there is a very faded plastic disc with the very feint image of a red arrow indicating a permissive path. So we continued straight ahead along the permissive path following a track down the hillside to follow Dalicar Brook around the base of Coomb Hill for about 1km to map ref. SE521902.

We followed the bridleway climbing up around the top edge of Carr Woods. We came to a gate where the bridleway turned right to climb straight up the hillside for about 150m and then contour around Coomb Hill through Nag's Head Wood. This would be a fine alternative route.

Start of the route around Coomb Hill
Start of the route around Coomb Hill

Permissive path dropping down to Dalicar Brook
Permissive path dropping down to Dalicar Brook

Cattle with some young calves grazing near the path
Cattle with some young calves grazing near the path

Permissive path dropping down to Dalicar Brook
Permissive path dropping down to Dalicar Brook

Following the track into the woodland from the fields
Following the track into the woodland from the fields

Approaching the road at the entrance to Arden Hall
Approaching the road at the entrance to Arden Hall

Following the path past the buildings at Arden Hall
Following the path past the buildings at Arden Hall

We followed the bridleway along the access road to the hall and turned left and after 150m turned right to continue along the bridleway around the buildings and out to the edge of the forest at map ref. SE518907.

Here, at map ref. SE521902, the track leaves the fields and enters the forest. We continued along the track through the forest for about 300m to the road opposite the entrance to Arden Hall. There is a sign post on the roadside here indicating a public bridleway along the access road to the hall.

Woodland track heading for Arden Hall
Woodland track heading for Arden Hall

Following the bridleway along the access road to Arden Hall
Following the bridleway along the access road to Arden Hall

The track into the forest away from the buildings at Arden Hall
The track into the forest away from the buildings at Arden Hall

Following the bridleway past Arden Hall
Following the bridleway past Arden Hall

Track from Arden Hall climbing up through the forest
Track from Arden Hall climbing up through the forest

Crossing in the tracks where we turned right
Crossing in the tracks where we turned right

The path led us along the edge of this sheep pasture
The path led us along the edge of this sheep pasture

At the crossing in the tracks we turned right off the track to go through a gate and follow a public footpath along the field boundary for about 500m to a farm access track at map ref. SE524909.

We continued along the track climbing up through the forest for about 250m to a crossing in the track.

Track from Arden Hall climbing up through the forest
Track from Arden Hall climbing up through the forest

We left the track to follow a footpath through this gate
We left the track to follow a footpath through this gate

Approaching the farm access track from the sheep pasture
Approaching the farm access track from the sheep pasture

View across Ryedale from the path at the edge of the sheep pasture
View across Ryedale from the path at the edge of the sheep pasture

Turning at the track into Mount Pleasant Farm
Turning at the track into Mount Pleasant Farm

Cattle grazing at Mount Pleasant Farm
Cattle grazing at Mount Pleasant Farm

At the bend we turned right to cross a stile and follow a path along the edge of a field with a fine view of Hawnby Hill across the River Rye valley.

At this track we turned left and walked along the track for about 250m. Here we turned right to follow a footpath along the track through Mount Pleasant Farm. From the farm we continued along the track for about 350m from the farm to a sharp left hand bend in the track.

The track through Mount Pleasant Farm
The track through Mount Pleasant Farm

Turning off the track from Mount Pleasant Farm
Turning off the track from Mount Pleasant Farm

The view across Ryedale to Hawnby Hill
The view across Ryedale to Hawnby Hill

Track into Half Moon Plantation from the field
Track into Half Moon Plantation from the field

Footbridge over Arden Beck
Footbridge over Arden Beck

Field path crossing back over Arden Beck
Field path crossing back over Arden Beck

From the gate the path crossed a footbridge back over Arden Beck and we followed the path across the field beside Arden Beck to the bank of the River Rye. At the River Rye we turned left to follow the path upstream next to the river. After about 250m we came to a footbridge across the River Rye.

We continued to follow the footpath along a track from the field down the edge of Half Moon Plantation to a footbridge over Arden Beck that flows out of Thorodale. We crossed the footbridge and at once turned left through a gate into a field.

Track down through Half Moon Plantation
Track down through Half Moon Plantation

Turning off the track to the path across the fields by Arden Beck
Turning off the track to the path across the fields by Arden Beck

Path heading upstream along the bank of the River Rye
Path heading upstream along the bank of the River Rye

Footbridge over the River Rye where we stopped on the river bank for a while
Footbridge over the River Rye where we stopped on the river bank for a while

Footpath along the bank of the River Rye
Footpath along the bank of the River Rye

The woodland path heading for Carr House
The woodland path heading for Carr House

Following the path across the field to Carr House
Following the path across the field to Carr House

Sheep grazing in the shade
Sheep grazing in the shade

We continued along the track in front of Carr House and across the next field. Where the track bends right we kept straight on to follow a footpath along the edge of the fields next to some woodland to map ref. SE537901.

We crossed the footbridge and followed the path up the hillside through the woodland for about 300m from the footbridge to a gate into a field on our left. Just before the gate we turned right to follow a path through the woods for about 400m and then across a field to Carr House.

Steep path up from the River Rye
Steep path up from the River Rye

The woodland path heading for Carr House
The woodland path heading for Carr House

Approaching Carr House across the field
Approaching Carr House across the field

Heading for the path along the field edge next to the woods
Heading for the path along the field edge next to the woods

View across Ryedale from the gate at map ref. SE537901 where the path joins a farm acess track
View across Ryedale from the gate at map ref. SE537901 where the path joins a farm access track

Following a farm access track to the edge of Hawnby
Following a farm access track to the edge of Hawnby

Heading back towards Hawnby church
Heading back towards Hawnby church

At the road we turned right and followed the road down the hill for about 400m to a junction.

Here the path joined a farm access track and we followed this track for about 450m to the road at the edge of Hawnby village.

Joining the road on the edge of Hawnby
Joining the road on the edge of Hawnby

Heading back towards Hawnby church
Heading back towards Hawnby church

Heading down the road towards All Saints Church, Hawnby
Heading down the road towards the church


Wild flowers by the roadside:-
cow parsley, red campion & stitchwort

Wild flowers by the roadside:- A large clump of Water Aven
Wild flowers by the roadside:- A large clump of Water Aven

The whole route had been about 8km and it had taken us about 3 hours to walk including a very pleasant stop by the River Rye in the warm sunshine.

At the junction we turned left and walked about 200m along the road past the church and back to the lay-by where we had started.


Wild flowers by the roadside:-
buttercups, speedwell, stichwort & crosswort

The last few metres past the church back to the car
The last few metres past the church back to the car

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