Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy

North Yorkshire

Route: Wharram Percy

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 1st November 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 11.6 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

We parked by the red phone box in the attractive village of North Grimston, having made an early start as rain was forecast for the afternoon

We immediately joined the Centenary Way, a long distance walk from York to Filey. The first half of the walk was in sunshine, but as we approached Birdsall it clouded over, and started to rain as we climbed up Birdsall Brow to the top of the Wolds

The rain spoilt what otherwise would have been fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. By the time we arrived in the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy it was raining heavily – no wonder it was deserted

We returned to North Grimston via a quiet country lane having enjoyed our walk, even though the rain had put a dampener on the latter part of it

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