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Hawes and Sedbusk is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Hawes, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 495 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk from the small market town of Hawes, at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. You will feel like you are in the heart of the Dales with this fairly energetic romp - categorised as medium difficulty because of the fairly stiff climb half way round. There are panoramic views, a chocolate box village and a great dog-friendly pub along the way. If that's not enough, there's even a paddling opportunity for your dog near the picturesque packhorse bridge on the way home too! The route has gentle gradients throughout plus one stiff climb. The route is easy to follow along stone and green paths. The route passes along some quiet roads for short periods. You will need to negotiate some gates and one ladder stile (which dogs will need a lift on) plus several other stiles designed as narrow gaps within dry stone walls with spring gates. A couple of these are a tight squeeze, so would pose a challenge for broader dogs (although small dogs should be fine). This is the Dales so expect to see plenty of sheep and be ready to keep your dog on a lead. River paddling is also available if conditions allow. Allow 2.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes in the Gayle Lane pay and display car park, off the main street (Market Place) at the west end of Hawes. From Richmond, take the A6108 to Leyburn then take the A684 towards Hawes. From the A1, take the A684 Northallerton to Kendal road through Wensleydale to Hawes. The No 156 or 157 bus from Bedale and Leyburn (operated by Dales and District) passes through Hawes. On Sundays and summer Bank Holidays, the Wensleydale Flyer (the No 856 bus operated by Dales Bus) runs from Northallerton through Bedale and Leyburn to Hawes. Bus journeys can be co-ordinated with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway, which runs from Leeming Bar to Redmire. Approximate post code DL8 3RQ.

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Emily Blackburn
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Walking

Really lovely walk, easy to follow with signposts for the most part. One steep section but it's over quite quickly and not too arduous. If you want somewhere secluded and peaceful to rest your feet/eat your sandwiches/contemplate life there's a lovely little garden just to your right as you go over the bridge in Hardraw that's open to the public.

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Philippa Grace
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really enjoyed this

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Stan Davies
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Straight forward walk with good views all around. my 7 yr old had no problems with the distance despite taking a longer loop around Hawes.

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Louis Johnson
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Neil Campbell
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Simon Rushby
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Emily Storey
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Ben Scott
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Richard Miller
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Ben Shingler
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Gordon Muir
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Kathryn Dobson
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Stephen Bowler
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Amy Tats
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