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Knavesmire Circuit is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near York, North Yorkshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 91 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Road biking Walking Running Paved
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A circular walk in Knavesmire, York's Racecourse in North Yorkshire. York's Knavesmire is one of the premier horse racing tracks in Europe. On non-race days, the vast grass space inside the racecourse is open for public access. It is a really sociable place for you and your dog as there are usually plenty of dogs to play with and the humans are often willing to chat too. The route is only accessible on days when horse racing is not taking place, so check the Knavesmire website before you set out. The walk is almost entirely flat with no gradients to speak of. There are no stiles, gates or steps on route. The walk follows a wide tarmac track that runs around the inside the grass race track. The route is popular with cyclists, runners and dog walkers. Please remember to clean up after your dog. You may be sharing the tarmac track with occasional racecourse service vehicles so take care with children and dogs. Allow 1 hour.

The Knavesmire is on the south side of York, on Knavesmire Road, just off Tadcaster Road (A64). There is free roadside parking on Knavesmire Road. Park at the southern end, between the junction with Knavesmire Crescent and the racecourse buildings. The walk starts and finishes at the junction between Knavesmire Road and Knavesmire Crescent. Approximate post code YO23 1EU.

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Daniel Messruther
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Good little 2 mile dog walk ..

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Luke Stockton
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Nice, short flat walk around York racecourse. Tarmac the entire way round and plenty of space for dogs to be off their lead.

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Karen Fawdington
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good open area to let the dog run around

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Emily Rose
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George Neacsu
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Sam Pay
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Adam Mead
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Georgia Rae
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Isobel Brewster
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sam mayhew
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Natalie Mabbutt
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Karim Salama
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Natasha Wade
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Charlotte Blackburn
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