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Lost Houses of Risby: where Henry VIII came to dinner.
Join Ian Richardson for a circular walk of 2.9 miles taking in the Risby Park area. The site of the Hunting Lodge at Cellar Heads (where Henry VIII came to dinner in 1541) and the location of another Risby Hall and its terraced gardens and Folly will be viewed along the route. A third country house was also planned at Risby, but never completed.
The walk will take just over an hour, and the Folly Cafe provides magnificent food. Suitable footware and wet weather gear recommended: this is a country walk over gently undulating terrain, unsuitable for those with walking difficulties. The walk is linked to Rowley church, where the Ellerkers, for many centuries owners of Risby, were buried. Rowley church and Rowley manor are also opening for Heritage Open Days (see above*)