8. A circular walk from Welburn Village to Castle Howard
Scenes around the Howardian Hills, North Yorkshire
Welburn is a very quiet sleepy village but has a fine Victorian Parish Church built of lovely honey-coloured limestone. The Barley Basket is a friendly cafe and good starting point for a walk northwards walking through the Castle Howard estate and the Crown and Cushion pub serves the village and walkers too.
From Welburn Village you can walk almost due north into the Castle Howard Estate and continue on permissive paths.
The Pyramid (right in picture) is on your left just before you cross over the footpath of the Centenary Way.
Further on the Mausoleum is on your right before you cross over the New River Bridge.
The Temple of the Four Winds from the New River Bridge.
The Cascade at the southern end of the South Lake and the lake north of the New River Bridge.
Castle Howard House in the distance.
The Temple of the Four Winds.
Looking back down to the New River Bridge.
The front facade of the Temple of the Four Winds.
Heading north-west along by the estate wall of the grounds of Castle Howard.
From the woods of Horse Close Rush you swing round to reach Bog Hall ...
... and even a distant glimpse of the Temple of the Four Winds as you go west on the Centenary Way. You then go south a little and then head south-east for the 'Four Faces' - shown below. The carved stone sculptures are shown below.
Another interesting 'monument' in the Castle Howard Estate called the Four Faces, before making the way back through Todd Wood and back across the fields back to Welburn Village.
Some nice old oak trees in the woods near Welburn.
Welburn Church of St John - a fine building built in the style of ~1300 from 1859-1865 by Mallinson & Healey.
The odd bits of architecture you see on driving through the estate of Castle Howard heading north on the B road for Slingsby. Archways and the Obelisk.
The Great Lake.
The 'Courtyard' Cafe and shops at Castle Howard - in very refine architectural surroundings!
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