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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

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.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

As above problems with the game pen. The OS shows a right of way but the path marked on the OS differs slightly. Next time I will review the advice above with a view to following the exact route. ADMIN UPDATE 26 JUNE 2018: Thank you for confirming that the pheasant pen still sits across part of the footpath. We have updated the walking guide to give an alternative route after the footbridge for walkers that would prefer to avoid this.

The slippery downhill stretch mentioned at point two really is treacherous when muddy and extreme care should be taken.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Great walk and rievaulx is stunning

Very nice and well written, thank you!

Loved this walk on a spring evening. Instead of the steep woodland section before reaching St Gregory's Minster, you can walk along the riverbed in the valley if it is dry as it has been recently.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

great walk that initially follows the scenic beck. lots of wildlife to see along the way.

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