Enjoy a walk from Norton to Langton and back. This is the time of year to enjoy walking so get out those walking boots and have a go at this circular route, the walk is of medium difficulty with some elevated sections. Walk details prepared by Antony Croser. Numbered references below correspond with the numbers on the map so print off both map and directions for the walk.
Norton to Langton and back
5 miles – 2 hours – 4 gates, 1 stile and some steep sections
1 Head away from Norton along Langton Road, pass Bazley’s Lane and then Wold House (on your R)
2 As the road steepens pass through a fieldgate on your R (marked ‘Public Bridleway’).
Take the opportunity to look back for a fine view of Norton and Malton framed by the
Howardian Hills to the west, and the Vale of Pickering and the North Yorkshire Moors
beyond. Continue ahead along the track.
3 At the end of the plantation (on your L) continue ahead where the bridleway passes through a belt of trees.
4 Pass through a bridlegate to emerge in to a grass field – take in the view of the Yorkshire Wolds. Walk straight down the hillside with the field ridges and trees on your left.
5 At the bottom of the hill continue ahead through a bridlegate and on to a field edge path. On reaching a farm track turn R and follow the track to Langton.
6 Pass through a bridlegate to reach the village of Langton. Go straight ahead and follow the road round to the R into the main street. Pass the village green, church and primary school.
7 Just beyond the school turn R into a lane. Continue straight ahead along the lane and up a steep hill (approx. 1 mile)
8 At the top of the hill take a well-earned breather – and, once again, take in the views both ahead and behind you. The route now becomes a field edge public bridleway. Turn R (signposted) and then L to continue towards Norton (with the hedge on your R).
9 At the end of the last field the route turns R through a gap in the hedge in the corner.
Follow the path down the hill. Look out for a stile in the fence on your L. The route now
becomes a public footpath at the parish boundary. Cross the stile and continue straight
ahead down a house drive, through a gateway and through the horse racing stables. At
the bottom of the hill the route emerges on to Bazley’s Lane. Turn R to return to Langton