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Great trail. Dogs can run free for most of it though need to ensure on lead where sheep are grazing. Parts of the trail can be waterlogged one autumn and winter

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flooded
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
1 day ago

Most of the paths are well defined but there are several other paths that cross so it can be easy to take a wrong turn, the walking app is needed for a general direction. Also there is a stretch of road to walk where the traffic can be busy .

Has to be one of my favourite short walks, views looking down to oak dale reservoir and surrounding area are stunning.

Really good walk, personal I’d park at clay bank & stop off for a drink at chop gate.

Unfortunately, the portion to the castle is temporarily closed. Until when? It’s unclear. The walk around the headland is beautiful and lovely!

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rocky
scramble
8 days ago

This is a great walk with brilliant views. The Gordale Scar is worth visiting even if you cannot climb it . There was too much water coming down when we were there. It is easy enough to return back and take the alternative path which reconnects you above the Scar. Well worth a visit.

Lovely walk through the wood and dry mud free paths with a river for the dog to pay in. The return trip to Goathland on the steam train was brilliant

Nice flat walk,some stiles along the way which are difficult to get the dog over

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muddy
10 days ago

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icy
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

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muddy
over grown
11 days ago

Great walk this one. Done in treacherous weather but still fun none the less. Make sure after following the directions to hovingham you park up with the school on your right as the instructions tell you to go up Main Street but really you should follow signs for high street and go up the hill towards the edge of town.

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12 days ago

One straight road, very boring but nice views. The day we went the roads are able to handle pushchairs all the way down despite the instructions. Nice views but that’s it. Don’t drive further than ten mins away as not worth the petrol

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muddy
12 days ago

Just downloaded this app but I’ve done this walk hundreds of times. Very tough beginning especially on rainy days but once you hit the top of the hill it tends to ease off inclines. Once you reach the top you briefly hit a tarmac road before doing a left turn and another left turn to go back up a small hill into farmland and then woods. At the end of the woods is a small metal stile which is quite thin to get through. Once through, stick to the right of the field and head down towards the road with the farm on the left and enjoy the Howardian hills view. A small log rests on the right to have a stop and look. Head towards howsham and cross the railroad. Keep going about half a mile and turn left where there is a hidden public footpath sign On the right and cross some fields. Go through a few gates and once you reach the river, follow upstream back towards kirkham. Watch the boggy and overgrown ground and come out at the weir. Alternatively if you’re not one for steep inclines try the walk in reverse.

Really enjoyed this one, the route is easy to follow even though AllTrails app lost it a few times, some amazing views.

I did this hike as part of a circular from Robin Hood's Bay which I joined after hiking along the Cleveland Way and heading back along the beach. A steep descent albeit with various steps and paths. The main reason people visit is to see the large seal colony which is around 300 strong. We also had the pleasure of seeing pups of all ages. Please read and respect the signs and don't go near and disturb the seals. Keep children and dogs under control! Overall a great spot to view the wildlife.

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scramble
17 days ago

Really good hike for novices. I walked this anti clockwise and scrambled up at the summit, which I found easier, then it was a relatively gentle walk down. The trail is well kept so if you’re thinking of taking this on, don’t worry about where to go, it’s very easy to navigate. When walking in colder seasons, the weather can change instantly. We had warm weather on way up, then a -3 windchill at the summit, so be prepared for anything. Good shoes or boots will give you an advantage, but not necessary (as long as it’s dry). Nice one for kids.

I love this trail- third time this year and love seeing it in the changing seasons. Lovely sunny autumnal day, not too busy even though it was half term and managed to nab a picnic bench to half my lunch in the sun. Just need to come back in the winter!

hiking
20 days ago

Great walk, easy to follow. Spotted an abundance of fantastic mushrooms on route. Shame the toilets were out of order!

Great trail. Took a little over 2hrs to complete. Beautiful scenery, a little muddy in places so make sure you come prepared. Beautiful vistas

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