Acaster Malbis and the River Ouse

MODERATE 6 reviews

Acaster Malbis and the River Ouse is a 4.8 kilometer loop trail located near York, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 58 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching




wild flowers


A circular walk from the village of Acaster Malbis, near York in North Yorkshire. This riverside walk gives your pooch the opportunity to be off lead on grassy paths and have a swim or paddle in the river. Even though you are close to the city of York, this walk takes you on a tranquil journey past picturesque villages on the riverside and through wide open fields. The terrain is fairly easy, mostly on wide, flat paths by the river or on the old railway line. You will need to negotiate a flight of steps and there are a few stiles, but these will present no problems to most dogs due to the large gaps under the gates. There is a little bit of walking on a quiet road near the end of the walk. Most of the walk is livestock free, but you will cross one field that sometimes holds cattle. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

8 days ago

Easy, mostly flat walk partially alongside river Ouse. Beautiful views. Starts and ends by a pub with ample parking and bicycle stands. If you're planning to eat at the pub, advance booking is essential.

16 days ago

Lovely short walk. Easy paths and good directions. Great for an evening. Pub at the start/end is very welcoming. Note: they don’t serve food Mon or Tues.

4 months ago

Enjoyed the walk, did it in dry sunny weather accompanied by my girlfriend & her dog. No issues with any of the stiles (medium sized dog managed to get under them no problem) some of them appear to have been replaced with 'kissing gates' There weren't any animals in the small field adjacent Naburn Swing bridge (which is worth a detour of a few hundred yards to have a walk onto to admire the view of the river) also appeared to be a gated lane at the side of the field for anyone of a nervous disposition as an alternative route. Nice end to the walk in the Ship Inn beer garden.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Decided to do this walk on a nice warm eve. Me and my partner with pup in toe headed off. Lovely walk down the river, seeing all the boats parked up! Great circular route. Lots of land for pup to roam free. Some good photo opportunities. Kid friendly so will be bringing little one next time. Nice to finish off at the Ship Inn for a cold drink! The Chesterherds enjoyed!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Was a nice walk but was quite a bit of barbed wire at the start which was slightly worrying with a pooch but after that it was excellent. It was muddy though so take proper shoes.

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