Tourist Information in North York Moors
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Hawnby Town Information

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Hawnby Hill behind Hawnby Village - Photo © Gordon Hatton
Hawnby Hill behind Hawnby Village
Photo: Gordon Hatton CCL

This a great place for walking and from Hawnby you can head over moorland to the picturesque Hambleton Hills. An old drovers’ road leads to the summit of Black Hambleton. At 1,257ft this offers marvellous views over the Vale of York and towards the Pennines. The village itself lies on the River Rye and has a fine Norman church.

John Wesley preached here in 1757 and it gained a reputation for Methodism. Nearby Arden Hall is the seat of the Earls of Mexborough. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here briefly en route to her execution.