Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk

Walking trail

Stretch your legs on this walk starting at our special place before heading up Caulkleys Bank and round the River Rye walk.

Visitors exploring the gardens at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire.


Map route for Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk


Nunnington Hall


Leave Nunnington Hall through the main gates, don't go over the bridge. Cross the road with care and bear right onto Low Street.


Continue along Church Street, bending left and uphill past the Church.


At the junction, carry straight onto a rough track following a fingerpost towards 'Stonegrave 1 mile'.


At the top of the bank, you reach a three way finger sign, turn left at this point towards the Avenue.

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On reaching the road, cross over to the wide verge and enjoy the stunning views. Follow the finger post to West Ness along the crest of Caulkleys Bank.

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Cross the stone track above Stampers Wood and follow the public bridleway, which is flanked by hedgerows.


After passing farm buildings the bridleway sinks into a stone-bottomed track as it descends towards the lane near West Ness.


On meeting the tarmac lane continue straight ahead towards Kirkbymoorside, rather than turning left to Nunnington.


After 250 metres, the road bends sharply left, then passes farm buildings, a disused chapel and a phone box. Do not cross the bridge over the River Rye, turn left on the footpath to 'Nunnington 1.25 miles'.


The path follows the river upstream back to Nunnington. You'll pass the Old Mill with its nearby weir.


Follow waymarkers away from the river to skirt around the boundary of Nunnington Hall. Turn right at the road and head back towards the Hall.

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Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk


River bank path with stiles, fields and long gentle hill.

Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01439 748283
Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk

How to get here

Nunnington, near York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY
By road
A170 Helmsley to Pickering road; 11½ miles north of Malton to Helmsley road (B1257); 21 miles north of York, via B1363
Parking: free, 50 yards
By bus

From Hovingham to Helmsley

By bicycle

Visit the Sustrans website to see our local cycle routes and pick your path into our special place.

Nunnington Hall up Bank and round Rye walk

Facilities and access

  • Two wheelchairs available
  • Building - step to entrance. Alternative accessible entrance, ask for assistance
  • Adapted toilet at rear of house
  • Limited mobility parking. Drop-off point
  • Grounds - partly accessible, grass and loose gravel paths, slopes
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Free parking, 50 yards