Howsham (walking) Route Details

Route Description


Taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Derwent valley, this hilly walk offers pleasant walking across fields and native woodlands.


Some parts can be muddy in winter. In general, the paths are not overgrown in summer

Detailed description

Start from near the bridge and head up the hill. Turn left toward Howsham village. Walk down into the village before turning right onto the footpath. The footpath passes over fields, before turning right and going past a lake. It then climbs into a pretty native wood. After a brief climb, you'll reach a gravel track. You can go either direction, as both join together. Keep on walking through the wood. At one point you'll pass  a series of trees which have signs placed by them telling you which variety they are.

You'll eventually emerge from the woods, and pass a house with a wind turbine, before reaching a minor road. Carry straight along the road and head towards Kirkham Priory.  After passing a pub, you reach Kirkham Priory. Cross the river and the railway on the road, before turning left up a steep muddy path to reach a road near Crambe. If you don't fancy getting muddy, you can stay on the road and follow the sign for Crambe. Follow the road toward the village, and turn left into the village. Pass on along the road, until at the edge of the village, take a footpath on the left. Follow the footpath across a stream, and back onto the track. Follow the track up to the top of the hill. After starting to descend on the track, look for a footpath on the left. Turn left onto this footpath and follow it downhill and over the railway, and past a farm. After the railway, turn right at the road, until you reach a footpath on the left by the golf course. Follow the footpath until you reach the river bank, and turn right and follow the riverside footpath through a wood until you reach the start.

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