A delightful small market town off the A19 from York to Teesside, Easingwold lies in the shelter of the Howardian Hills.
Notable for the Georgian buildings surrounding its cobbled market place, the upper part of the town is thought to have Danish origins. Market rights were first granted by Charles I in 1638 and a market trades here every Friday, with a Farmers’ Market on the third Wednesday of every month.
The Galtres Community Centre near the market place includes a sports hall, all-weather outdoor courts and a fitness centre, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor sport, leisure and recreational facilities for all ages.
Millfields, crossed by the national cycleway on the northern edge of the town, provides informal recreation facilities, together with a wetland area to encourage wildlife and tree planting by the Woodland Trust.