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Kirkdale and Hodge Beck is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 751 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wild flowers
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A circular walk close to Kirkbymoorside in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. If you and your pooch enjoy a walk through charming canopied woodland paths and a romp through the fields nearby, then this one is for you. It's a slightly undulating walk to get the pulse moving, but is not too strenuous. In spring time this walk is full of bluebells, primroses and cowslips, a magical sight. The terrain is medium difficulty, with clear, well-maintained paths for most of the way and some uphill walking. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates but there are no stiles. You will also need to cross a ford across a stream which has shallow stepping stones but might require a bit of paddling through low level water, so good boots are a must. Most of the route is free from livestock, but you will cross one pasture towards the end of the walk. There are a couple of stretches walking along quiet lanes, so take care of traffic here. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at St Gregory's Minster which is signed from the A170 Scarborough to Helmsley road, along Kirkdale Lane. There is roadside parking at the end of the access lane heading down to the St Gregory's Minster, there is a sign requesting that the Minster car park is not used. Approximate post code YO62 7HF.

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Jenny Hunt
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Steve Finnie
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August 2020: Lovely, easy walk. The sharp turn from Hodge Beck is not signposted - if you reach the sawmill then you’ve missed the turn. Some short muddy sections in Robin Hood’s Howl.

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Jennifer M
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Lovely easy walk. Bit muddy in places.

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Els Raes
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Beautiful walks through the woodlands. Your dog can be off the lead most of the time and suitable for kids.