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Dales View Walk is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Swinton, North Yorkshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 193 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest Lake River Wild flowers Wildlife Pub walk
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This parkland walk is open every day from 10am to dusk and ENTRANCE FEES APPLY (see below). Earlier access is available by arrangement. A circular walk within the gardens and parkland of Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire. The privately-owned estate stretches from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors. This loop gives you chance to see the walled garden, the deer park, the spring garden, the coffin pond (with its beautiful stone bridge and old boathouse), the lily pond and a picturesque viewpoint with fine views of the rolling Dales. This is published through a collaboration with Swinton Estate to encourage people to discover the 20,000 acre Estate with varying terrain such as woodland, reservoirs, moorland, gardens and parkland. This route follows the permissive paths within Swinton Park, provided with permission of Swinton Estate. Entrance Fees apply (£5 per adult and £2.50 per). The walk has only steady gradients, with nothing too steep or strenuous. It follows a mixture of paved paths, stone paths and unmade woodland paths which can be muddy and uneven in places. You will need to negotiate three simple metal gates and flights of steps, but there are no stiles on route. The walk crosses one sheep pasture but you will not be sharing any of the paths with the deer (the deer park is fenced away from your paths). Swinton Estate welcomes visiting walkers (and canine companions) but please remember the usual countryside code rules; take your litter home with you, keep dogs under close control and be careful to shut any gates behind you. Allow 1 hour. In terms of facilities, the Terrace Restaurant and Bar within the Swinton Hotel complex is available for refreshments at the start or end of your parkland walk. The bar area is dog-friendly, there is a beautiful courtyard garden and walkers will receive a warm welcome.

If you are a visiting walker, please park in the Swinton Country Club and Spa car park. From Masham, head south on Park Street and then turn right into Swinton Terrace (which becomes Swinton Road). After about a mile, you will see a side road and the impressive stone gates for Swinton Park on your right. Do NOT enter these gates, instead turn right to follow the side road. Ignore two more gateways within the wall on your left (the first is Exit Only and the second is for Deliveries) and take the third gateway which leads you into the parking area for the Country Club and Spa. Approximate post code HG4 4JH.

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