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Kilburn Woods and White Horse is a 5.7 mile loop trail located near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 1,325 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Wild flowers
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A circular and fairly strenuous walk taking in the steep valley slopes of Kilburn Woods and the Kilburn White Horse chalk figure set into the hillside. The route starts from the Sutton Bank North York Moors visitor centre and heads out on the level path following the edge of Roulston Scar, giving unrivaled views across the Vales of York and Mowbray. The walk then descends down the steep paths into the beautiful Kilburn Woods before climbing back up the escarpment alongside the chalk horse. The woodland is very picturesque, particularly in spring when the area is alive with the sound of cuckoos and the woodland floor is smothered with a sea of bluebells. The walk is quite strenuous with several climbs and descents throughout, some of which are fairly steep and can be quite muddy or slippery, particularly after wet weather. The beginning and end of the walk follows the path along the edge of the scar and is very exposed. There are no stiles or gates on route, but there are several flights of steps. There are toilet facilities at the car park at the start. Allow 3 to 3.5 hours.

The walk starts from the Sutton Bank North York Moors visitor centre. The centre is marked with brown signs and is accessed from the A170, just a couple of miles east of the village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe. There is a large pay and display car park on the site. Approximate post code YO7 2EH.

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Samantha Taylor
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Hiking

Brilliant walk, excellent for dog walkers. It starts off a little busy near the visitor centre but once on the bridle ways it’s nice and quiet. Some lovely views along the way too!

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daniel guilfoyle
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HikingBugsMuddy

Good walk, easy to build in short cuts for the kids. Nice woods, where the dogs can be off lead

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Joe Appleyard
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HikingMuddy

This is a great trail, few steep hills and very muddy but a great day out with the dogs

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Scarlett Small
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Karen Fawdington
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Hiking

Great views, tough going in places with lots of assents and deserts, very rewarding though

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Robert Storry
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Hiking

Steep climb from the car park but worth every step ,amazing views once at the top. Great to see the white horse

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Mr Peter Bailes
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fantastic walk views outstanding instructions easy to follow again one of the best walks l have done it is quite hard but worth it white horse in cliff wall impressive regards bailes

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Louise Louise
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Great walk, accurately described, very muddy in parts, lovely views. Our Labrador loved it too.

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Hollie Graham
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Wayne Haswell
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Stephen Speck
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Drew Ward
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Dee Musgrave
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