Forge Valley Boardwalks

EASY 3 reviews

Forge Valley Boardwalks is a 2.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 2.6 km Elevation Gain: 101 m Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


A there and back easy-access walk (which can be extended) through the Forge Valley nature reserve, near Scarborough in North Yorkshire. This beautiful shaded woodland valley has a magical feel, with the River Derwent running through its length, a rich variety of woodland plants and chance to spot a kingfisher or otter. The walk follows an easy-access boardwalk for its full length, purpose built for wheelchairs, pushchairs and disability buggies. There are a few benches plus several passing places along the boardwalk. There are no obstacles to contend with (no stiles, no steps and no gates) and there is no livestock. The valley makes a good dog walking spot for well-behaved and sociable dogs. You will meet plenty of other people and dogs and there is a road always visible on the far side of the river, so if you dog is prone to wander or is not keen on meet and greets then this walk probably isn't for you. There are several places along the boardwalk where your canine pal can access the river for a quick paddle, but please don't allow your dog to foul the boardwalk or to disturb the wildlife and ensure they respect other people's space. Allow 1 hour.

2 months ago

Easy flat/level walking in pleasant environment. All footpaths decked so suitable for wheel chairs and prams. Footpath follows the shallow river.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A lovely and very accessible walk

2 months ago

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