Celebrated author and vet James Herriot gave the view from Sutton Bank the ultimate accolade – “England’s finest”. Find out if he was right…
Dramatic views soon start to appear as you set off on the flat, 1 mile (1.6 km) cliff-top walk from Sutton Bank National Park Centre: the lush vale of York and Mowbray, with the Pennine range of mountains and hills brooding in the distance.
Soaring overhead, you’ll see the gliders of the Yorkshire Gliding Club – the footpath tracks the grassy runway’s edge – while carved into the hillside below is Kilburn White Horse, the largest turf-cut hill figure in England.
On a clear day this is a magnificent vantage point, while on a clear night countless stars splash light across the heavens at this Dark Sky Discovery Site.
Ponder what you’ve seen over Michelin-starred food at The Black Swan, in nearby Oldstead, whose inventive dishes are made with local and homegrown ingredients.
Sutton Bank is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from York, which is 2 hours from London by train.
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