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Best trails in Malton

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Looking for a great trail near Malton, North Yorkshire? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in North York Moors National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Harewood Park or RSPB St. Aidan's. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Malton ranging from 2.3 to 4.9 miles and from 49 to 232 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Yorkshire Wolds Way: Thixendale to Wintringham
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
This is the fifth segment of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Look for the acorn posts that designate the trail. For more information, you can find the full Yorkshire Wolds Way trail on AllTrails. It is recommended that you plan ahead for accommodations along the route. Show more
#2 - Malton and Broughton Lane
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
A circular walk (part of which is easy access) from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route heads west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to explore a pretty woodland belt and a beautiful stretch of the green track, Broughton Lane with lots of wild flowers to enjoy in the spring and summer. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle gradients. The route follows a mixture of pavements, woodland paths and an unmade farm track, the latter two of which can be muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles, steps or livestock on route and the paths are all generous width. You will need to negotiate two field gates and two kissing gates, but the first of these is about 1.5 miles into the route, meaning it would be possible to take a rugged pushchair or disability buggy along this first stretch during the dry summer months. There are a few road crossings that need care, but the stretches that follow roads all have pavements or paths alongside. Allow 2 hours. There are public toilets in Malton Market Place at the start of the walk. If you are looking for refreshments you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs and cafes centred around Malton's Market Place at the start or end of your walk. OS Map: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#3 - Yorkshire Wolds Way: Wintringham to Ganton
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
This is the sixth segment of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Look for the acorn posts that designate the trail. For more information, you can find the full Yorkshire Wolds Way trail on AllTrails. It is recommended that you plan ahead for accommodations along the route. Show more
#4 - Malton and Saint Mary's Priory
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
An easy access circular walk from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route explores the town's market place, a beautiful stretch of the River Derwent and a number of historic sites including Saint Mary's Priory, Orchard Fields (the site of an old Roman fort) and the site of the old castle. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk The walk has a few gentle gradients. The majority of the route follows surfaced paths, but there is one stretch of grass path along the River Derwent that is uneven in part and can get muddy and soft in the wetter months. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route and the paths are all generous width. You will need to negotiate a handful of steps as well as a stretch of boardwalk. Taking all this into account it would be possible to take a rugged pushchair around the route during the dry summer months. Allow 2 hours. There are public toilets in Malton Market Place near waypoint 1. If you are looking for refreshments you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs and cafes centred around Malton's Market Place at the start or end of your walk. OS Map: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#5 - Howardian Hills Circular
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
#6 - Broughton Ramble
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
#7 - Appleton le Street to Malton
Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a linear walk that relies on a bus service for the return leg, which runs Monday to Saturday. If you choose to complete the walk on a Sunday, you will need to use a taxi for the return leg. Alinear walk from the small village of Appleton le Street to the market town of Malton in Ryedale. Begin by catching the bus from Malton to Appleton le Street where you can enjoy a drink at the dog-friendly village pub before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Howardian Hills including long stretches of pretty woodland and good views across the Castle Howard estate. This published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout. The sections of paths through woodland and pasture can be very muddy, slippery and rutted at times so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the winter months). Some of the paths are also very narrow in part, so could be prone to becoming a little overgrown in the height of the growing season. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate several single bridle gates. The vast majority of the paths are enclosed within fences or within woodland. You will cross two grass fields which may be used as pastures. Towards the end of the walk, you will need to cross a horse training gallop (by ducking under the tall barriers) so take care to ensure you look and listen carefully for horses before you cross. Allow 3.5 hours. There are public toilets in Malton Market Place near the end of the walk. If you are looking for refreshments, the Cresswell Arms in Appleton le Street is at the start point (check opening times) and you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs and cafes centred around Malton's Market Place near the end of your walk. OS Map: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#8 - Malton and Swinton
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
A circular walk from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route heads north-west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to visit the two pretty villages of Broughton and Swinton, with chance for refreshments at the Smithy Arms in Swinton and plenty of tranquil paths to enjoy. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk The walk is relatively flat with only a couple of slopes. The route follows a mixture of pavements, quiet lanes, grass tracks and field paths, the latter two of which can be muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate three steps, a few single gates and two kissing gates. The route crosses crop fields and meadows, but you will not be sharing the paths with any livestock. There are a few road crossings that need care, and a few stretches of the route follow quiet country lanes without pavements. Allow 3 hours. There are public toilets in Malton Market Place at the start of the walk. If you are looking for refreshments, you will find the Smithy Arms in Swinton at the halfway point (open all day from 12pm at weekends, but check opening times if you are walking on a weekday) and you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs and cafes centred around Malton's Market Place at the start or end of your walk. OS Map: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#9 - Norton-on-Derwent Short Circular
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
#10 - Ryedale Market Towns Trail: Part 3 Malton to Rillington
Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
A linear walk from Malton rail station to Rillington village in North Yorkshire, forming the third part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route begins heading south through Norton-on-Derwent before cutting between wide fields and crossing an old rail line to reach the idyllic village of Settrington. Having passed through the length of this quaint setting, centred around Settrington Beck, it is a long and steady climb up to Settrington Beacon with unrivalled views back to Malton, followed by a descent through woodland and fields with more spectacular views to the north. ABOUT: The Ryedale Market Towns trail is a 67 mile (108km) long-distance circular trail, created to allow walkers to enjoy the highlights of Ryedale, visiting each of the five market towns along the way. It is published through a collaboration with the Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk ACCESS: The walk begins with a relatively flat stretch but then has several quite long but steady climbs and descents. Whilst some of the route follows well-made tracks, some sections of the paths can get muddy at times. You will need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates, footbridges plus 4 stiles (these have fence gaps that most dogs should be able to squeeze under). Most of the paths are fenced tracks away from livestock, but you will need to cross one horse paddock, a few sheep pastures, plus one cattle pasture. Allow 5 hours. LOGISTICS: If you are completing the whole 67 mile trail, you can arrange accommodation at the start of the route in Malton, but there is no accommodation in Rillington. There are two choices to make the trail work for you. You could combine this stretch with the beginning of Part 4 (a total of 15.5 miles) to reach Yedingham, where the Providence Inn offers B&B. Alternatively, you can take a 15-minute bus ride back to Malton for the night, then catch the same bus back to Rillington in the morning to continue the trail. If you are walking this stretch as a stand-alone 10-mile walk, you can catch a bus for the return leg. Bus Number 843 leaves from outside The Fleece in Rillington (at the end of this walk) and will take you back to Malton bus and rail stations, taking 15 minutes. This bus service normally runs 7 days per week with buses either every 30 minutes or every hour. FACILITIES: If you are looking for refreshments, you will be spoilt for choice in Malton, including lots of places to stock up on picnic supplies, and there are two pubs (The Fleece Inn and The Coach and Horses) in Rillington at the end of the walk. OS Maps: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code. Access a list of all the segments that make up this walk here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/ryedale-market-towns-trailShow more