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Walking along Town Street in Scampston past the church
Walking along Town Street in Scampston past the church

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Route No. 677 - Thursday 29 June 2017
A64, Sandy Lane, Linton Mill, Sands Lane (track),
Rillington, Scampston circuit - 7km
Howardian Hills . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer 300 Howardian Hills & Malton


Setting off from the lay-by on the A64 east of Rillington
Setting off from the lay-by on the A64 east of Rillington

Following Sandy Lane away from the A64
Following Sandy Lane away from the A64

From the lay-by we walked about 100m eastwards along the path by the A64 and then crossed the A64 to a road called Sandy Lane. We walked along Sandy Lane past the Wolds Lavender farm to a road junction about 1.2km from the A64.

This morning my friend, Jim, and I drove to a lay-by off the A64 at map ref. SE 870 751 about 2km east of the traffic light at the crossroads in Rillington.

Following Sandy Lane away from the A64
Following Sandy Lane away from the A64

Turning right off Sandy Lane towards The Linton Mill
Turning right off Sandy Lane towards The Linton Mill

Following the road past Linton Mill
Following the road past Linton Mill

Sheep grazing next to the road
Sheep grazing next to the road

We turned left off the road here on to a track called Sands Lane
We turned left off the road here on to a track called Sands Lane

At this bend we left the road and kept straight on along a track called Sands Lane. After about 500m along Sands Lane we came to a wide grassy lane on our right.

At the road junction we turned right and walked along the road past The Linton Mill to a sharp right hand bend at map ref. SE 867 742.

Road side thistles coming into flower
Road side thistles coming into flower

Bridge over the mill race to Scampston Mill
Bridge over the mill race to Scampston Mill

Walking along Sands Lane towards Rillington
Walking along Sands Lane towards Rillington

Turning off Sands Lane to follow a grassy track towards Rillington
Turning off Sands Lane to follow a grassy track towards Rillington

Following the grassy track towards Rillington
Following the grassy track towards Rillington

Path across the fields from the woodland
Path across the fields from the woodland

Poppies in the field by the path
Poppies in the field by the path

Here there was a path off to our left across a field of what seemed to be sugar beet. We followed this well worn path across the fields to the edge of the houses and then turned right to follow the path between the houses out to the A64 in Rillington.

The grass had been cut recently and we made our way along this lane for about 250m to the edge of some woodland. We continued on the path just inside the edge of the woodland for another 100m.

Turning left off the track along the woodland edge
Turning left off the track along the woodland edge

Following the path into the next field
Following the path into the next field

Path leading to Rillington across a field of sugar beet
Path leading to Rillington across a field of sugar beet

Path between the houses to the A64 in Rillington
Path between the houses to the A64 in Rillington

Footpath alongside the A64 in Rillington
Footpath alongside the A64 in Rillington

It was quite an interesting visit with a Victorian box and several George 5th boxes. We crossed the A64 to the eastern end of the car park of the Coach & Horses pub. Just a few metres east of the car park there is an overgrown alleyway between the houses. This was our route.

We followed the path beside the A64 towards the centre of the village. Along the way we had a word with a gentleman at his garden gate. It turned out that his wife collects vintage post office letter boxes and he invited us to have a look at them.

Turning off the A64 just before the Coach & Horses car park
Turning off the A64 just before the Coach & Horses car park

A collection of vintage Post Office letter boxes in a garden in Rillington
A collection of vintage Post Office letter boxes in a garden in Rillington

Turning into the overgrown alleyway off the A64 in Rillington
Turning into the overgrown alleyway off the A64 in Rillington

This bit was quite damp
This bit was quite damp

At the fence the path turned sharp right and after just a few metres it turned sharp left around the end of the dealer's yard on our left and a small field over the hedge on our right. After another 25m we came to a stile into a field.

The wet foliage overhanging the alleyway gave a us a good soaking but we carried on for about 70m to the boundary fence of what seemed to be a general dealer's yard with all manner of equipment and materials stored there.

Not too much wet foliage here
Not too much wet foliage here

Skirting the edge of the storage yard
Skirting the edge of the storage yard

Stile into a large field at the end of the alleyway
Stile into a large field at the end of the alleyway

Continuing along the field edge to the stile in the corner ahead
Continuing along the field edge to the stile in the corner ahead

Following the field edge into the next field
Following the field edge into the next field

Access track to Rillington Manor and our stile beyond
Access track to Rillington Manor and our stile beyond

On the far side of the access track there was another stile which we crossed and continued across the field where there were several practice jumps set up for the riding enthusiasts. The path took us to a gate in a panelled fence opening onto a road (also called Sands Lane).

The path continued along the edge of the field and at the far corner of the field there was another stile. We did not cross this stile but instead we turned right here and continued along the field boundary, and across the next field to a narrow strip of woodland next to the access track to Rillington Manor.

We did not cross the stile but turned right along the field edge
We did not cross the stile but turned right along the field edge

Strip of woodland & the access track to Rillington Manor ahead
Strip of woodland & the access track to Rillington Manor ahead

Gate through the panel fence on to Sands Lane
Gate through the panel fence on to Sands Lane

Looking back across the field with numerous practice jimps set up
Looking back across the field with numerous practice jumps set up

Following Sands Lane towards Scampston village
Following Sands Lane towards Scampston village

Following Town Street from the junction
Following Town Street from the junction

Following Town Street through Scampston to join Back Lane
Following Town Street through Scampston to join Back Lane

At the junction we turned right to follow Town Street past the village church of St. Martin. We followed the road through the village along Town Street and into Back Lane to the entrance to Scampston Hall & its walled garden.

At the road we turned left and followed the road along the side of Scampston Park where the marquees were being erected for the Malton Agricultural Show on Sunday. We continued into Scampston village to the junction with Town Street.

Following Sands Lane next to Scampston Park
Following Sands Lane next to Scampston Park

St Martin's Church on Town Street, Scampston
St Martin's Church on Town Street, Scampston

Turning to Scampston Hall Gardens just ahead along Back Lane
Turning to Scampston Hall Gardens just ahead along Back Lane

Turning right off Back Lane to follow the access road around Scampston Hall walled garden
Turning right off Back Lane to follow the access road around Scampston Hall walled garden

Following the access road around the walled garden
Following the access road around the walled garden

One of several way mark posts along the route
One of several way mark posts along the route

There were wooden stakes by the road side at intervals with both a public footpath arrow and a red permissive path arrow. We followed the public footpath along the access road around the outside of two sides of the walled garden. The access road then turned left in front of some brick buildings with tiled roofs.

There is a footpath sign in the grass verge opposite the entrance to Scampston Hall gardens and we turned right off the road here to walk along the access road. We walked past the visitors entrance to the walled garden on our right.

Following the access road around the walled garden
Following the access road around the walled garden

Access road skirting the brick buildings
Access road skirting the brick buildings

Turning left to cross the bridge over the stream heading for the track through the woodland
Turning left to cross the bridge over the stream heading for the track through the woodland

Track through the woodland from Scampston Hall garden
Track through the woodland from Scampston Hall garden

Track along the edge of the field back to the A64
Track along the edge of the field back to the A64

After about 350m along the edge of the field we came to the hedge along the side of the A64. Here there was a narrow gap in the edge next to a large road sign. We pushed our way through the gap in the hedge and turned right to walk about 100m back to the lay-by and our car at the end of our walk. The whole route had been about 7km and it had taken us around two and a half hours to walk including lots of photos as usual and an abortive visit to a cafe that did not serve bacon sandwiches, scandalous!

The access road then turned right down the side of these buildings but we kept to the left crossing a bridge over a stream flowing from the Middle Fish Pond in Scampston Park on its way for about 3.5km to the River Derwent via Scampston Beck. We continued along a track through woodland and emerged from the woodland into a large arable field after about 600m from the bridge over the stream. At the field we turned right and walked along the edge of the field where some irrigation pipes were being laid.

Track through the woodland from Scampston Hall garden
Track through the woodland from Scampston Hall garden

The path goes through this gap in the hedge to the A64
The path goes through this gap in the hedge to the A64

Following the footpath next to the A64 back to the lay-by and the end of our walk
Following the footpath next to the A64 back to the lay-by and the end of our walk

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