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These walks are part of the Visit Ryedale Collection, 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

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25 days ago

Lovely walk although the app took us slightly off the route in the last 3rd if the walk. Fortunately I had the OS map on my phone as well so managed to work out how to get back on track.

Lovely walk, not too strenuous. Just over an hour each way. 95% hard surface path, not suitable for mobility scooters. The Abbey is beautiful and well worth a visit. it is part of English Heritage and will cost you just under a tenner each to get in if you are not a member.

Excellent walk through the woods, footpaths are great even in very wet weather

We skipped a bit of this walk as we had already gone up to see the castle earlier in the day. It was nice to see the NYM train go past us. We took a slight wrong turn but it was fine it just brought us back to our holiday cottage a little sooner! I think the walk could be quite slippy if it was wet as there are a few up and down sections but all we had to contend with was small very tall nettles. Nice and peaceful. There were sheep in fields next to us on the second part of the walk so pup stayed on the lead.

4 months ago

A local lady told us that this was not a great walk as it goes through the industrial estate She told us of s nicer route along the river in Duncombe Estate.

No issues nice walk

nice gentle walk great scenery nothing too strenuous

5 months ago

Directions and walk absolutely brilliant and not difficult or hardwork, however, instructions towards the end don't quite work as there is a new estate being built where what looks like a footpath once was. Follow the last field around the edge to the right to make your way out.

Paths a little overgrown so long trousers helpful. A little slippy after rain but walking boots helped. Clear easy instructions and some good places for the dog to go off his lead.

over grown
5 months ago

Very overgrown, make sure to wear long sleeves! Narrow path by the river we followed the river and was so nice. Not muddy but walking 1 August.

Thankfully we had great weather for walking this trail today following yesterday’s (July 25th) record heatwave. The highlight of this trail was St Gregory’s minster which is well worth exploring. Last section of the route on way back toward Kirkbymoorside was quite overgrown and not easy to walk, not sure the landowner is keeping the trail path updated, definitely avoid if wet! Generally nice open field views.

Lovely walk across fields, through woodland and on quiet roads. Slightly overgrown in places, but we wore shorts and didn't get any leg scratches. Ideal for dogs, with a couple of streams for a drink and a couple of fields which required dogs to be on leads. No cattle in the fields but there were some sheep. Great walk.

6 months ago

The path was overgrown and finally we had to stop and return after one 1 mile, so the first one mile of this walk it is recommended to take an alternative path...

7 months ago

Walked mid June. Avoid the narrow paths after The Avenue and go around as the guide suggests as it was overgrown. A long section of the walk by the River Derwent especially near the railway was badly overgrown and not enjoyable at all. Rest of walk very good. No mud when we did it.

Very good walk for the novice.

fantastic walk.

A fairly straightforward route with one hilly ascent (or descent depending on the way you tackle this). One stretch of the walk along the field perimeter is a tad uneventful and Barney the Border Terrier was quite happy off lead most of the time but be aware of sheep and cattle in open fields. Two refreshment stops were most welcome - The Corner Cafe in Kirkbymoorside did a nice cuppa and cake and The Royal Oak Pub in Gillamoor has a homely feel and a good selection of local beer.

Great walk, though part of it is on the road which can be busy.

nice walk especialy along side the beck a little tricky in parts as per instructions plenty of cattle near electric fencing need to be careful also gps tracker very useful as well no hills to climb regards bailes

My first walk too. You can make it longer by going round the next earth works field and we did. Beautiful, easy, gentle walk.

A lovely walk, quite easy really, instructions very easy to follow, paths fairly dry, just need to be careful alongside river bank which is muddy in parts, regards bailes

great walk, chicken fence still there just on right is a dirt track as other people have said also car parking fees have gone up to £5-00 for 6 hrs or more you can park on roadside nearby for nothing just be careful where you park instructions spot on again for walk

Hi, did this walk this morning, a fantastic walk, highly recommended, lovely woodlands, steep hill isnt to bad, instructions spot on again, construction work at point 5 still ongoing, regards Bailes

hi just completed walk this morning a really nice walk no hills instructions spot on used gps tracker as well which l think is a really good little device highly recommended regards P Bailes

did this walk on New Years Eve, a lovely walk very clear instuctions, used gps tracker as well, probably better in spring / summer when paths dried up a bit, highly recommended only one steep bank nr end of walk P Bailes

Did this walk with two more mature gents. Really enjoyed it, great walk for chatting and admiring the scenery. Not too strenuous for them.

A straightforward but exhilarating walk, with wonderful views. We walked on a damp cold November day and at times the cloud hung low in the valley. But reaching the Roman forts at the crest of the hill still afforded breathtaking views. A steady climb all the way up but the route is easy to follow. And at least it's all downhill on the way back!

Superb weather made this gentle ramble even more enjoyable. Don’t normally like to come back the same way but I am making an exception for this walk.

Sun May 27 2018

Lovely walk through fields and farm land. The guide is excellent and us two non-locals got a great taste of the Malton countryside. Minor point, towards the end of the walk when you skirt a hill along a path at 1 o'clock from the gate, the next gate you're looking for is actually half way along the field rather than in the far corner.

The bluebells are stunning!! 8th May 2018

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