Howardian Hills National Landscape

Nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York, the Howardian Hills, a designated National Landscape, is just another example of the magnificent countryside that makes North Yorkshire so special.
Walking on the North York Moors

With its picturesque landscapes, charming towns and villages and rich history, the Howardian Hills offers endless opportunities for adventure and intrigue. Step into a world of rolling hills dotted with ancient woodlands, patchwork fields and meandering rivers.

A walker’s and cyclist’s paradise, the unique mosaic landscape offers scenic trails and breathtaking vistas at every turn, perfect for breathing in the fresh country air and marvelling at the many varied views. Find ideas for routes on the website below.

The home of North Yorkshire flavour

When you need to take a break from a day of exploration, head to the pretty market towns that call this incredible countryside home, Malton, known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital and nearby Helmsley are perfect spots for a relaxing day out.

Recently crowned the “most exciting food destination” in the UK at The Good Food Guide Awards the Howardian Hills is ideal for indulging in delicious local delicacies and artisan treats. With historic streets lined with cosy cafes, traditional pubs, welcoming restaurants and regular bustling markets, you won’t want to leave.

Steam Locomotive on the North York York Moors Railway
The village of Hutton le Hole in North Yorkshire

Iconic history in the Howardian Hills

For inquisitive minds the Howardian Hills boast a wealth of archaeological and historical features, such as Iron Age earthworks, medieval castles, monasteries and grand houses including the iconic Castle Howard. The grand stately home which may look familiar from its appearances on Bridgerton and Bride’s Head Revisited is renowned for its magnificent architecture and landscaped gardens.

Step back in time as you wander through grand halls filled with art and antiques or lose yourself in the beauty of the surrounding estate. Historic gems such as Newburgh Priory, Hovingham Hall, Gilling Castle, and Nunnington Hall, can also be found dotted across the area’s dramatic landscape.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, history buff or simply seeking a picturesque escape, the Howardian Hills have all the ingredients for a peaceful retreat in North Yorkshire.
Wildflower meadows of the Howardian Hills National Landscape in North Yorkshire

The Howardian Hills National Landscape Website

Mountain Biking in North Yorkshire
Pickering Market in full swing
I spy a sheep on the North York Moors
Skelton Tower, on the North York Moors
Spotted by a sheep on the North York Moors

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