4.4 miles (7km) or 5 miles (8km) easy/moderate circular walk This walk starts outside the courtyard to Castle Howard – a perfect spot for a pre-walk coffee or post-walk refreshment.
It skirts past the village of Coneysthorpe, with its welcoming bench on the green and Georgian Chapel. Both the longer and shorter walks give fantastic views of Castle Howard, The Great Lake, The Temple of the Four Winds and the Mausoleum. The walks give a feel for Castle Howard nestled in its parkland, farmed and forested landscape. The routes converge to bring you up the grand tree lined Avenue to The Obelisk.
Safety informationPlease keep dogs on a lead or under close control at all times. Please also take into account any seasonal signage relating to ground-nesting birds or livestock.
Tips and hints
Refreshments: Courtyard café and take away coffee shop at Castle Howard (no entry fee to access these areas)
Terraine: Gently undulating on tarmac roads and grassy paths which can be muddy in winter and after spells of heavy rain.
Toilets: Castle Howard courtyard
Park & Start: Castle Howard car park (free parking)
ParkingCastle Howard Car Park.
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EquipmentWalking boots are recommended at all but the driest times of year.