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Lower Dunsforth Circular Walk is a 4 mile loop trail located near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 147 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Lake River Views Wildlife Over grown
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Getting There

A circular walk from the village of Lower Dunsforth, near to Aldborough in North Yorkshire. This walk is great if you are after a relaxing riverside walk (perhaps where your dog can easily have a paddle or a swim). The countryside around the River Ure and Lower Dunsforth is gently undulating, so if you are not up for lots of energetic climbing this is perfect. It's also very pretty. The terrain is fairly easy going, on quiet roads, through fields and by the riverside on grassy paths. You will need to negotiate several gates plus 7 stiles. Whilst about half of the stiles have adjacent dog gates, dogs will probably need a lift over some of the others. You are likely to come across cattle and sheep in some of the fields. A few of the narrower sections can get a bit overgrown. Allow 2 hours.

Lower Dunsforth is signposted from the B6265 heading south from Boroughbridge or north from Green Hammerton on the A59 York to Harrogate road. Roadside parking is available in the village. The walk starts by information board for the Lower Dunsforth Loop in front of the pub. Approximate post code YO26 9SA.

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Julia Spence
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Hiking

Nice walk to do if it’s been reasonably dry weather as can get muddy under foot.

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Sophy Lane
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HikingMuddy

The first bit is VERY confusing - I went down a side passage and it turned out to be the wrong one and had to double back. Other than that it’s really quite easy! I met sheep and cows and didn’t have a problem. Would recommend!

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Paul Spink
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Hiking

Great walk with some off-lead opportunities for dog walkers. Start of the walk is a little confusing; After 2nd stile, which is overgrown and nettles for about 10m, you reach the flood barrier but you need to go immediately right here to the tree line on your right. When you then arrive at the road, head up the road that goes to Dunsforth Lodge. After that, easy peasy

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Krista Edwards
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HikingOver grown

Very confusing directions, you have to walk through pastures with cows, overgrown to the point where you can’t see the trail. Stick to the loop on the map by the starting point. The map on the app map gives you wrong directions. I couldn’t complete the loop with the map on this app because I got lost (and I’m pretty good with directions) and had a stand off with a cow.

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Patrick samuel
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Nice walk taking just over one hour. Some of the pathway is overgrown so nettles can be a problem. Also there was a fenced barrier blocking one place so had to make a small detour and climb over a fence.

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Luke Stockton
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