Walks in Helperby & Surrounding Areas

Helperby and its surrounding areas offer visitors a vast range of walks, allowing the admiration of the area’s natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself or simply to enjoy being outside, this guide offers an insight into the best walks in and around Helperby. Find your walking boots, step outside and submerge yourself into nature.

Easingwold Circular

In the village of Easingwold, just outside of Helperby you can find this well signed scenic walk. Starting where Stillington Road and Pennycarr Lane join, you wind through farmland, where the path takes you past the golf course. This walk is the perfect opportunity to see the wildlife which reside in this area. With some parts of this route taking place through active farmland, expect to encounter livestock, reminding you that you’re away from busy town life and in the heart of the countryside.

Beningbrough Hall

The perfect combination of natural beauty and history, Beningbrough Hall has 8 acres of idyllic land for you to explore. Throughout the 18th century estate, there is a plethora of footpaths for you to choose from, taking you through the woodland and to the river Ouse, where you have the benefit of relishing in a long waterside stroll. Heading East will take your walk towards the historic city of York, where you will be following Jorvic Way, a circular walk exploring the charming countryside that surrounds the city. Heading West will take you deeper into the countryside, to the villages of Moor Monkton and Tockwith.

Husthwaite to Coxwold Circular

This 5-mile easy going walk is suitable for most walkers and is not dependant on experience. With awe-inspiring views of the White Horse, this circular trail starts at the top of Husthwaite High Street heading toward the village of Coxwold. This route is a mixture of road and field paths, with part of the trail being on a historic disused railway path. Climbing steadily above Coxwold, you will be able to take in the views of the surrounding areas, before returning to Husthwaite with a steady decline to end the walk. Throughout the walk expect to explore the beautiful untouched landscape of the surrounding areas of Helperby.


Just a 10 minute drive from Helperby, this route commences at the end of Main Street, follow the footpath which is signed for Youlton which takes you over a stile into the field. Head diagonally down the field towards the bridge that crosses the river Kyle, following the path that runs alongside the river before encountering a small hill. Staying in line with the hedges, you will eventually come across a gate, taking an immediate left taking you to another bridge. Passiving over several more stiles, you will arrive at Youlton, a small village in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by luscious greenery. To make your way back to Tollerton, head along the road.