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Dick Turpin's Dog Walk is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near York, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 114 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk around the city of York in North Yorkshire. The walk takes place in the spookily good bits of historic York, where the highwayman Dick Turpin was rumoured to walk with his dog Little Nell. It is rumoured that the highway man and his little dog had many adventures in and around York. The following walk attempts to give you a glimpse of the old York that Dick and Little Nell might have inhabited. Of course, the story here is fictitious but it gives a fun slant on this city trail. The walk is relatively flat, with only gentle gradients. There are no stiles or gates on route but you will need to negotiate a couple of flights of steps. The paths are all tarmac, paved or cobbled so the route is easy to follow throughout the year. Allow 1 hour.

The walk starts and finishes at Cliffords Tower in the centre of York. Otherwise known as the eye of York, the tower is an easy landmark to identify, sitting high on its circular grass mound. York is well served with public transport, both buses and trains. If you are coming by car, there are plenty of pay and display car parks in the centre of York. One of the closest is St George's Car Park, from where the tower is easily visible. Approximate post code YO1 9WJ.

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Paul Gibbs
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Nice way to see York centre.

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Saulė Narsutytė
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Lovely little walk through the city. perfect mix of urban, historical buildings and greenery. Very busy for the most part so it's not the quietest, peaceful walk but the history of the city makes up for it. Great way to quickly look around York if you're in the area.

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stevesetterfield stevesetterfield
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A brilliant short walk lots of history along the way. excellent description.

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David Selwood
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James Harding
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Alexandra Dunford
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