We now have 5 new walk leaflets on display. The local walks range from 3 miles to 5 miles, which means they can easily be done in a morning or afternoon.

They include:

  •  a lovely, peaceful walk in Yearsley Forest with its pretty lakes and woodland paths
  • a walk north of the picturesque village of Crayke. At the end of this walk, you might like to pop into the Durham Ox for a drink and some food
  • a scenic walk between Oulston and Husthwaite, two pretty villages. The walk finishes in Husthwaite, where you can get something to eat and drink
  • a walk in the beautiful Howardian hills passing the curious City of Troy turf maze
  • a walk along the river Ouse at Beningbrough. Beningbrough Hall is a National Trust property and houses paintings from the National Portrait Gallery. Half way round this walk, you will find the Beningbrough Home Farm Shop and Café, the perfect place for a coffee and cake.

Each walk costs 30p, the money from which goes towards paying for the printing of the leaflets.

Do come in and find some lovely walks to do in the autumn sunshine.

05 October 2020



One of Hambleton’s Tourist Information Centres (TICs) has undergone a makeover whilst in lockdown thanks to council cash.

A grant of almost £4,000 from Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town Budget, paid for a full refurbishment of Easingwold’s TIC.

The old front door, window and noticeboard have been replaced with the help of local joiner Chris Ford and brightly coloured bunting and a small donation box have been purchased. The centre has also had new interior signage and notices put in place some of which reinforce HDC’s Enjoy Hambleton Safely COVID-19 recovery messages.

Cllr Mark Robson, Leader of HDC said: “As we are emerging from lockdown due to COVID – 19 we see tourism at a local level as being really important for Hambleton and are focussing on it as one of the key elements of our evolving economic recovery plan.

“Helping to modernise Easingwold TIC by making it an attractive and inviting space for both visitors and volunteers, aligns with our Vibrant Market Towns strategy as it seeks to promote Easingwold as a visitor destination and encourage people to extend their time in the area, spend money with local businesses and make return visits.”

And Kate Buckby, TIC manager and Chair of Wold Class Business Network added: “We love our new look and are extremely grateful to Hambleton District Council for the support they have given us. The TIC is a popular focal point in the town and provides a useful service to visitors encouraging them to explore the local area and use businesses in the town.”

Additional funding for improvement to the heating and lighting was secured from the Easingwold Lions and Easingwold Town Council.

Pictured from left to right are District Cllrs – Malcolm Taylor and Nigel Knapton with Kate Buckby on the first day of opening.

Alison Oldfield (Communications Officer on 01609 767243)

7 July, 2020