Sinnington to Cropton Round
Sinnington is a really beautiful village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire with a large village green and the River Seven flowing through it. There is also the Fox and Hounds pub if you feel like a meal and a drink.
In Sinnington there are some medieval cruck-built longhouses constructed as single story combined dwelling and beast houses made of the local Jurassic limestone. They originally had ling thatched roofs which were re-roofed with grey slate or red pantiles in the 19th century. The Gilling and Pickering railway line which served Sinnington for both passengers and freight opened in 1875 and closed in January 1953. Cropton is another beautiful village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire and is also on the border of the North Riding Forest Park. Cropton has a pub the New Inn which has accommodation and excellent home-cooked food made from local ingredients and its very own brewery and shop which is situated behind the pub. There are daily tours, subject to change so please enquire first. Group and evening tours are by appointment only and children under 12 are not permitted. To enquire or book a tour, call (01751) 471330.
Beer has been brewed in Cropton since 1613 which was then illegal and brewers were often sent to York Gaol. The local women known as the Ale Wives were often cursed if they produced a bad beer. The ancient craft of brewing returned in 1984 when Cropton Brewery was established in the cellars of the New Inn and the first brew of Two Pints was so good that they had to produce extra beer to supply other outlets. Demand became so big that in 1994 the brewery was built on farmland behind the New Inn and within a year production had doubled and they also introduced their first bottled-conditioned beer.
There is ample parking on the road side in Sinnington. We park near the bridge and go over it taking us onto the large village green. We walk along the road with the river on our left and take the little road on the right opposite a seat. We then take a right turn up to the church and follow the road left, right and left again taking us on to a bridleway. We follow this bridleway taking us right at a t-junction and then left and we just follow it along the edge of the wood, going along Wiley Flat Lane until we come to a t-junction. Here we go through a gate and turn left onto Bull Ing Lane, there is another path on the left, but we carry on forward following the path until we come to the road at Cropton. Turn left and go past the The New Inn and brewery on your left and carry on forward turning left at the junction of roads, we go down hill until we come to a seat and take the bridleway, Tabular Hills Walk, on the left. We follow this bridleway going past the turn off to Cropton Mill and a path and bridleway on the left. We then come to a gate here we turn right and go over a bridge to go and take a look at the charcoal burner. We then go back to the gate, go through the gate into the wood. We go a little further until we come to a junction of paths here we go down hill to an old mill, now a holiday cottage, and a ford. We then turn back over the field and take a path on the right through a gate and then through another gate and then follow this path though the wood then an open field. We then go up hill into the wood again then follow the path by the River Seven back into Sinnington to our parked car.
A mostly flat walk with two moderate hills going up and two going down.
Approx 5.5miles using OS map OL27.
Sinnington is in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire.
From York take the A19 to Thirsk and then the A170 towards Scarborough. Sinnington is situated between Kirbymoorside and Pickering. Or take the A64 towards Scarborough and take the A169 to Pickering then the A170 towards Kirbymoorside.
Toilets and Refreshments
There are no public toilets in Sinnington or Cropton. For refreshments there is the Fox and Hounds in Sinnington and The New Inn at Cropton which has its own brewery and shop.