The Howardian Hills
Malton, Vale of York

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The Howardian Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by the North York Moors National Park, the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds. The stunning countryside here is a heady mix of woodland, pasture land and beautiful rolling hills and makes the perfect place for a totally relaxing break.

There are many places to explore, including picture perfect villages, historic houses and delightful parks. The River Derwent flows through the hills providing excellent fishing and a tranquil place for a spot of canoeing. There are lots of well signposted round walks and countryside treks to follow and local pubs and shops offer printed leaflets containing detailed maps for visitors.

Walking, cycling and horse riding are all very popular leisure activities, which are well catered for and provide the perfect opportunity to observe the amazing natural wildlife habitats which exist in this area all year round. The ever changing landscape is breathtaking whatever the season. There is a network of gently undulating paths and bridleways which offer peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and are just perfect for cyclists and riders.

There is plenty to see and do whatever the weather, and historians will enjoy visiting the magnificent Castle Howard or Newburgh Priory, just a couple of the numerous country houses and visitor sites around the region which provide an excellent and interesting day out for all ages. There are art and craft galleries and many traditional cafes and...

 

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