North Yorkshire: Exploring the Newby Hall Estate

Discover the village of Skelton-on-Ure, entrance to the Newby Hall Estate, on this 8km North Yorkshire walk

  • Start point: west edge of Langthorpe village (start grid ref: SE 384 672) 
  • Distance: approx. 5 miles/8 kilometres 
  • Route: circular 
  • OS Explorer map: 299

Easily accessible from the A1, this circular walk through the countryside begins on the original carriageway to Brampton Hall. Along the way, there is the opportunity to extend your walk to visit Newby Hall, one of Britain’s finest Adam houses, and its gardens.

The route takes in the splendid Victorian church of Christ the Consoler, built as a memorial to Frederick Vyner who, age 23, was captured and murdered by brigands in Greece in 1870. His mother used the money collected for his ransom to commission celebrated British architect William Burges to design the church in the grounds of her home at Newby Hall.

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