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Black and White Rose Window image surounded by 'The Centenary Way'Centenary Way (North Yorkshire)

134 km / 83 miles

N Yorks, York
A route devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yorkshire County Council. It runs across the Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Wolds via Castle Howard and Wharram Percy, linking York and the Foss Walk with the Yorkshire Wolds Way and Cleveland Way National Trails. Meeting the Derwent and Foss, it combines riverside walks in deep valleys with forest tracks.

A new 48 page booklet, The Centenary Way, has been published by North Yorkshire County Council. Revised and updated by John Sparshatt it includes full OS mapping and notes about features on route. Priced at 4 it is available from NYCC by telephone on 01609 532512 or from their website

The book is also available in E Book format and available from the link below.

Strider News - December 2013 (Publication Update)



Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Black and White Rose Window image surounded by 'The Centenary Way' Waymark: Black and White Rose Window image surounded by 'The Centenary Way'
Attributes: Average Gradients; Downland/Wolds; Forest/Woodland; River
SE603521 - York, N Yorks
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TA126816 - Filey Brigg, N Yorks
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Web Sites: Moorland Challenge - Centenary Way
  North Yorkshire CC - Centenary Way E-book Guide

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Book: Centenary Way - Long Distance Walk Guide (North Yorkshire County Council - 2013)

Online Publications:

E-Book: (North Yorkshire County Council - 2013)


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 100101105
OS Landranger Active: 100101105
OS Explorer: 290300301
OS Explorer Active: 290300301

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: The Fort < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ace Hotel York (was York Backpackers) 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: York YHA, 42 Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire 2 Km
Bunk House: Dale Farm 3 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
National Trails (England & Wales): Cleveland Way National Trail; Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Chalkland Way; East Riding Heritage Way; Ebor Way; Foss Walk; Minster Way; Trans Pennine Trail - York Link; York to Selby Railway Path
Click to show 4 more Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths: Blackpool to Bridlington (Aerospace Way); Head to Head; Howardian Way; Jorvic Way; Lake Pickering Circuit; Millennium Way - York; North Sea Trail (British North East Coast Section); Paulinus Way; Three Ridings on Foot; Way of the Roses; Whitby Way; White Rose Way; Wilberforce Way; Yoredale Way; Yorkshire Ouse Walk
Click to show 12 more Other Paths
Anytime Challenges: Ainsty Bounds Walk; Headland Walk; Hovingham Hobble; North Wolds Walk (20)


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Route Profile:

133.0 Km (82.6 miles)
1,922 m (6,306 ft) ascent
222 m (728 ft)  maximum height