Country walks in the Yorkshire countryside by George Wilkinson and Brian Beadle.

Sutton Bank country walk

York Press: From Southwoods to the plains

11:59am Saturday 19th April 2014

GEORGE WILKINSON enjoys the very fine view from Sutton Bank before dipping to Gormire Lake.

Country walk at Pateley Bridge

York Press: The last miles of the walk

12:35pm Saturday 5th April 2014

GEORGE WILKINSON enjoys a pleasant stretch in and out of Pateley Bridge on the Nidderdale Way.

Country walk at Grasmere in the Lake District

York Press: Country walk at Grasmere in the Lake District

3:41pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IN the medieval period England was divided into religious parishes, the parishioners being served by the Mother Church, where all burials were to be held, smaller churches, sometimes called Daughter Churches were not allowed to inter the dead.

Country walk at Terrington and Ganthorpe

York Press: Tractor at Mowthorpe

12:50pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

GEORGE WILKINSON heads for Terrington in the heart of the Howardian Hills.

Country walk at Hebden

York Press: Edge Lane

12:52pm Saturday 8th March 2014

George Wilkinson has a serene time at Hebden in the Yorkshire Dales and enthuses about a lovely suspension bridge.

Country walk at Langdale End

York Press: Howden Hill

1:15pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

George Wilkinson dons full waterproofs before braving Howden Hill, otherwise known as the Sugar Loaf.

Country walk at Rosedale Abbey

York Press: Sheep in Rosedale

8:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

GEORGE WILKINSON braves the seasonal squelch at Rosedale Abbey and dreams of drier days ahead.

Country walk at Cold Kirby

York Press: Land near Cold Kirby

12:18pm Saturday 25th January 2014

Cold Kirby on the North York Moors was raw when GEORGE WILKINSON visited, but he warmed up as he walked by one of the last shooting parties of the season.

Country walk on the North York Moors

York Press: larch and sheep

12:45pm Saturday 11th January 2014

GEORGE WILKINSON heads to Moorend for a nice easy walk on the fringes of the North York Moors.

A winter’s walk to old Osgodby

York Press: The busy harbour at Scarborough is the start of the walk

2:22pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

THE origins of Osgodby as an ancient village started with Asgaut’s Farm and is of Norse origin.

Walk at Boroughbridge

York Press: River Ure

11:12am Saturday 28th December 2013

George Wilkinson enjoys an easy amble around Boroughbridge.

Country walk at Bolton Abbey

York Press: Trig point on Simon's Seat

10:40am Saturday 14th December 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON grumbles about the cost of parking, but then forgets as he enjoys a grand walk at Bolton Abbey.

A walk around Whitby

York Press: A scene from the walk around Whitby

8:20am Saturday 30th November 2013

VICTORIA ELLIS steps out on behalf of an indisposed George Wilkinson to lead a ‘nice winter walk’ round Whitby (‘That’s not a country walk,’ grumbles George).

Glaisdale country walk

York Press: Glaisdale Rigg

12:09pm Saturday 16th November 2013

George Wilkinson keeps a weather eye on the sky in Glaisdale.

Country walk from Ravenscar to May Beck

York Press: Cool your weary feet in this charming stream at the May Beck picnic area at the end of the walk

4:54pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

STANDING proud on the North York Moors surrounded by the mists of time is a cross hewn out of solid stone, its name is Lilla Cross.

Country walk at West Witton, Wensleydale

York Press: River Ure

8:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

George Wilkinson finds much to lift his spirits in the mists at West Witton in Wensleydale.

Walk off those winter blues - and mince pies

York Press: A view across the Yorkshire Wolds

12:34pm Friday 1st November 2013

For more than 25 years, through snow, sleet, rain and under clear winter skies; in parks, forests and on mountain tops, the footsteps of thousands have trekked the countryside each year as family, friends and avid walkers step out to enjoy the Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks.

Country walk at Farndale

York Press: Going north up Farndale

1:12pm Saturday 19th October 2013

A Farndale walk leaves George Wilkinson with a peaceful easy feeling.

Country walk at Masham

York Press: Country walk at Masham

1:25pm Saturday 5th October 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON sniffs beer in the air as he sets out for a lovely walk from Masham

Country walk at Lockton

York Press: This walk offers the chance to visit the church in Lockton dedicated to St Giles

3:50pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

THE church at Lockton is dedicated to St Giles. An Athenian by birth, he became unsettled with life there and moved to France where he lived in a retreat which allowed him to speak to God in peace and solitude.

Country walk at Eston Nab

York Press: Eston Nab, over works to sea

11:37am Saturday 21st September 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON enjoys a mix of industry and countryside when he climbs to admire the view at Eston Nab.

Hawnby country walk

York Press: Easterside Hill

11:14am Saturday 7th September 2013

Feeling flat, GEORGE WILKINSON heads to Hawnby for a choice of hills and a modest incline.

British Heart Foundation sponsored walk 2013 at Castle Howard

York Press: An emotive shot of Castle Howard taken from across the lake

8:00am Wednesday 4th September 2013

THIS week’s country walk is the British Heart Foundation sponsored walk. It takes place on Sunday, October 6, and starts at the Crown & Cushion in Welburn.

Country walk at Yarnbury

York Press: Tree and scree in Conistone Dib

11:15am Saturday 24th August 2013

George Wilkinson climbs up the "Zimmer-free zone" of Kilnsey Crag at Yarnbury.

Country walk from Nunnington

York Press: Bridge at Nunnington

12:13pm Saturday 10th August 2013

George Wilkinson enjoys the far from desolate joys of Nunnington.

Country walk near Rievaulx Abbey

York Press: Rievaulx Abbey stands proud against the countryside

8:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013

Rievaulx Abbey lies in a hollow near the bank of the River Rye at the confluence of three valleys.

Country walk at Bransdale

York Press: Into the valley

11:45am Saturday 27th July 2013

Bransdale is hazy with heat when George Wilkinson visits to complete a figure-of-eight route.

Country walk at Pickering

York Press: Pickering Beck

8:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

George Wilkinson heads out of Pickering and diverts himself away from amusement.

Country walk at Pickering

York Press: Make a visit to Pickering church which is sometimes open for coffee on market days; and on the way to Howl Wood

4:32pm Thursday 4th July 2013

IN the year 1601, an act of parliament was passed to give relief to paupers.

Country walk at Lofthouse Moor

York Press: Lofthouse Moor  mountain bikers with Scar House Reservoir behind them

12:05pm Saturday 29th June 2013

George Wilkinson Finds birds aplenty on Lofthouse Moor, along with far-reaching views and evocative ruins.

Country walk at Wass

York Press: Abbey Bank Wood

11:33am Saturday 15th June 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON finds that Wass is friendly and pretty, with a lovely hill that isn't a mountain.

Country walk at Whinstone Ridge

York Press: Curious sheep are everywhere on this walk, including, above, the view towards Goathland looking from Whinstone Ridge

10:00am Wednesday 5th June 2013

FIFTY eight million years ago the world was in turmoil with volcanic eruptions and lava flow forming features on our planet.

Country walk at Levisham

York Press: Railway carriages in Newton Dale

8:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

Levisham buzzed with the sound of Bank Holiday grass cutting, the pretty little place is more greens than houses, and walkers sat outside the Horseshoe Inn.

Grinton country walk

York Press: Track on Harkerside Moor

11:26am Saturday 18th May 2013

George Wilkinson returns to Grinton in the Dales and finds everything grand at 1,500 feet.

Country walk at Grinton in the Yorkshire Dales

York Press: Grinton Lead Smet Mill from Grinton Moor

11:49am Saturday 4th May 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON reports back on the first of two walks at Grinton in the Dales.

Country walk from Castleton to Westerdale

York Press: The ancient stone Hunters Sty Bridge on the edge of Westerdale village

3:58pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

FROM a narrow gorge between Farndale Moor and Westerdale Moor rise several springs which join together then tumble their way down beneath the rocky outcrop of Esklets Crag towards Westerdale village.

Walk at Strensall Common

York Press: Walk at Strensall Common

11:25am Saturday 20th April 2013

George Wilkinson finds that an easy walk across Strensall Common offers many great pleasures.

Country walk at Low Mill in Farndale

York Press: Man and dog

10:18am Saturday 6th April 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON braves a Russian wind to visit Low Mill in Farndale.

Country walk near the Tabular Hills

York Press: The walk from Scarborough uses the bank of the sea cut, a relief waterway taking flood water from the River Derwent

10:00am Wednesday 3rd April 2013

THIS month let us take a stroll through vibrant countryside along the edge of the Tabular Hills between Scarborough and Brompton.

Country walk at Roecliffe

York Press: River Ure

10:36am Saturday 23rd March 2013

George Wilkinson leaves the road noise behind on a tranquil stroll beside the gently flowing water.

Country walk at Dalby Forest

York Press: The Bridestones

11:24am Saturday 9th March 2013

George Wilkinson visits Dalby Forest with a borrowed dog and finds a walk that’s perfect for canines and their human companions.

Country walk to Mulgrave Castle, Sandsend

York Press: The walk starts from Sandsend where a path leads up into the woods. Pictures: Brian Beadle

8:00am Wednesday 6th March 2013

Mulgrave Castle, or castles as there are three, are steeped in mystery, legend and great deeds at sea.

Country walk at Bank Foot

York Press: Burton Howe tumulus

11:34am Saturday 23rd February 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON walks at Bank Foot in the Cleveland Hills, and climbs to where Rosedale iron ore was once hauled off to the furnaces of Middlesbrough.

Country walk near Grewelthorpe

York Press: Farm and fields

11:39am Saturday 9th February 2013

George Wilkinson ventures to Grewelthorpe but stays away from the route to Hackfall Woods.

Country walk round Silpho

York Press: The facts Distance – 6 miles (10km) Time – 2½ hours Grading – Moderate Start/grid ref – Reasty Bank car parks of which there are two, grid ref 965944 Best map – OS Outdoor Leisure 27 Parking – Reasty Bank car park Refreshments – Occasionall

8:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013

MANY years ago on a dark, winter’s night, a strange object glowed red as it crossed the sky heading for a tiny village on the edge of the North York Moors.

Country walk at Rosedale Chimney Bank

York Press: Sunken track into Rosedale

11:49am Saturday 26th January 2013

GEORGE WILKINSON enjoys a snow-muffled walk at Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Country walk at East Moors, near Helmsley

York Press: Ford and bridge on Bogmire Gill

10:47am Saturday 12th January 2013

George Wilkinson enjoys a walk across East Moors, near Helmsley – at least that’s what he thinks it’s called.

Country walk from Burton Agnes to Sledmere

York Press: Country walk from Burton Agnes to Sledmere

3:41pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

EARLY in the 17th century, a young girl on her way home to Burton Agnes Hall was cruelly murdered.

Country walk at West Tanfield

York Press: Walker by River Ure

9:49am Saturday 29th December 2012

GEORGE WILKINSON braves the rain for a walk along the swollen River Ure at West Tanfield.

Country walk at Helmsley

York Press: Rievaulx Abbey

8:03am Saturday 15th December 2012

An indisposed George Wilkinson sends his navigator on to follow his chosen route at Helmsley.



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