With your help during summer 2017 we plan to remove the encroaching vegetation to restore the broad expanse of water. We’ll also install a hard path, allowing visitors of all abilities to access the area throughout the year, and build new pond-dipping platforms and a bird-watching hide to overlook the water and wetlands of Atkinson’s Bog.Read More
Please note that the section of road between the Castle Howard Obelisk and Slingsby Crossroads will be closed to all through traffic on Saturday 22 July from 2pm until 5pm.
The road closure is in place to ensure the safety of competitors in the Castle Triathlon Sprint Relay.
Extensive signage will direct drivers around the closure via Ganthorpe and on to their destinations including Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum, which both will remain open as normal and signage on the day will communicate this.
Coneysthorpe crossroads will be open as a crossing point for 'through traffic' between Coneysthorpe and Terrington, in both directions.
Traffic marshals will be at all closure points to traffic manage residents and farm vehicles requiring access. Please be patient with the marshals as they may ask you to wait a few minutes before they can allow you access. Please activate your hazard warning lights and remain aware that there will be cyclists, travelling at high speed, in both directions.
If you are approaching Castle Howard or the Yorkshire Arboretum from the A64 or Welburn crossroads the road is open as normal.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Do you have an eye for a good photo? Then why not enter our new photography competition which will be running all year?Read More
Our 2017 What's On Guide is now available to downloadRead More
Once again a number of the Yorkshire Arboretum’s supporters have generously offered to open their gardens exclusively in aid of arboretum funds through the spring and summer.Read More
Over the winter we've taken the opportunity to refurbish the café. We've extended the serving area and will soon be getting new furniture...
We've been very lucky to have volunteers help us in many aspects of the arboretum's operations, not least with our online activities. Our very first website was set up almost a decade ago by Harry, and the most recent one was kindly developed by Phil just a few years ago.
But technology moves quickly...Read More