The Centenary Way is a splendid 83 miles walk that starts at Filey Brigg on the Yorkshire Coast, and passes through the Yorkshire Wolds and the Howardian Hills, before finishing in the historic city of York. It was opened in 1989 to mark the Centenary of the governance by County Councils.
From the elegant coastal resort of Filey, the route takes you past Wharram Percy (and the remains of a fascinating medieval village which dates from the 10th century) to Malton. Following the River Derwent, the trail passes Kirkham Priory (Augustinian ruins) and then past Castle Howard. This is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape in the Howardian Hills. The Centenary Way then continues towards Sheriff Hutton and its 12th century ruined castle and Grade I listed building, before following the River Foss into York.