The Grey Panthers
3 August 2022, - Hovingham & Slingsby

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6.6 miles

Explorer Map 300, - Howardian Hills and Malton

This walk starts from the delightful village of Hovingham, with the mid-point the equally delightful and historic village of Slingsby.
Use is made of the Ebor Way and the Centenary Way footpaths between Hovingham and Slingsby, with the return being made on the old railway track bed between the two villages.
Although the walking is generally easy with some magnificent scenery and views, there is one point w3here careful attention has to be paid to the map.
Where the Centenary Way leaves the Ebor Way is quite difficult to spot. This section of the footpath is basically unmarked and it is VERY easy to go past it.

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Start from the village hall car park in Hovingham (SE66776 76559).
Walk South down the main street of Hovingham, and just at (or before) the bend in the road cross over to find a footpath that takes you to the road to Terrington.
(Great CARE needed in crossing the road at this point).
Walk a short distance along this road to find the track on your left which is signposted "Ebor Way". Head South into the woodland.
Leave the Ebor Way after a short distance at SE66966 74019.
Here the Centenary Way leaves the Ebor Way (which is a broad track) via a narrow muddy track between trees.
The Centenary Way then follows a generally broad and easily distinguishable track through woodland on the crest of the ridge.
The footpath to Slingsby, which then becomes a track, leaves the Centenary Way at SE69785 73205.
Walk ahead into the village (CARE crossing the B1257).
From the Village Green make your way to All Saints' Church (passing Slingsby Castle on your left).
From the church take the lane beside the church heading North (Lawns Lane) until you come to the disused railway track.
Here turn left and follow the track and waymarked footpath back to Hovingham.

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