Hawnby Hill Sunset

Hawnby, North York Moors

Hawnby, North York Moors, 7th August

Hawnby is a small crossroads village and civil parish in Rye Dale in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England.  It is twice mentioned in the Domesday book, as Halmebi in the Allerton hundred. Hawnby is in a beautifully isolated location down miles of single-track roads, you really feel that you are out in the middle of nowhere.

Arden Hall, a notably historic building just to the west of the village is a Grade II Listed Building, Mary, Queen of Scots stayed here briefly en route to her execution.

Myself and Steve Tierney took a trip out to investigate it as a new location during the peak of the summer heather season.

We set out to photograph the Hill but were soon taken with the view from the top itself.

This is definitely a location to be revisited in the future and it is definitely at its best when the heather is in full colour during August.


The Shots

Hawnby Hill Sunset
Sunset over the heather across the valley to a small holding farm


Sunset over the moors from Hawnby Hill, North York Moors
Sunset over the moors from Hawnby Hill, North York Moors

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The Location

Hawnby, York YO62 5QJ, United Kingdom.

Free roadside parking is available nearby.