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Coxwold and the White Horse is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Coxwold, North Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 708 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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A circular walk from the village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire. This is a good, energetic romp through some beautiful (but little used) countryside, starting and finishing in the historic village of Coxwold. The Vale of York may be relatively flat, but that doesn't mean the walk is boring. It's charming with great views of the majestic White Horse at Kilburn all the along the walk. The terrain is moderate, mostly level with just some gentle slopes. The surfaces are mostly grassy paths through fields and on farm tracks plus a very small section of road walking. The field paths can be wild and overgrown at times and some of the waymarkers may be missing, so the map on your AllTrails app will be particularly helpful for navigation. There are a few stiles (some of which dogs would need a lift over) and little footbridges to negotiate. You are likely to come across horses or cattle in a few of the fields (as the paths are little-used, the livestock can be reactive so take extra care). Allow 2.5 hours.

Coxwold village is located in the North York Moors, about 18 miles north of York. From the A19 York to Thirsk road, follow signs for Coxwold. The walk starts and finishes in the car park behind the village hall in Coxwold. From the main crossroads in Coxwold, take the Byland Abbey road and the village hall and car park is on the right. An honesty box will gratefully accept a small donation for its use. Approximate post code YO61 4BB.

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Jo Coverdale
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I think part of the route has now been diverted and there are no appropriate signs. We got lost and chased by a horse. Wearing shorts, not a good idea, badly scratched legs! Route needs up dating.

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Dawn Kent
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Have to agree with previous comments, the path wasn't great. It was a warm day and rightly or wrongly I wore shorts - my legs are badly scratched and stung. Also the second field we crossed was occupied by cattle who took a dislike to our entering their territory and decided to run at us. Luckily we made it out in one piece by the skin of our teeth! We definitely won't be repeating this walk.

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yvonne birks
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First to Review

Really really bad path. Chased by horses who kicked the dog.

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Steven Ward
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Mark Granton
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