Malton and Saint Mary's Priory is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Malton, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length2.9 miElevation gain282 ftRoute typeLoop
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An easy access circular walk from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route explores the town's market place, a beautiful stretch of the River Derwent and a number of historic sites including Saint Mary's Priory, Orchard Fields (the site of an old Roman fort) and the site of the old castle. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk The walk has a few gentle gradients. The majority of the route follows surfaced paths, but there is one stretch of grass path along the River Derwent that is uneven in part and can get muddy and soft in the wetter months. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route and the paths are all generous width. You will need to negotiate a handful of steps as well as a stretch of boardwalk. Taking all this into account it would be possible to take a rugged pushchair around the route during the dry summer months. Allow 2 hours. There are public toilets in Malton Market Place near waypoint 1. If you are looking for refreshments you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs and cafes centred around Malton's Market Place at the start or end of your walk. OS Map: Explorer 300 Howardian Hills and Malton. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

Malton is easily accessed from the A64. The walk starts and finishes on Railway Street, just north of the River Derwent bridge. If you are coming by car, park in the Water Lane pay and display car park which is accessed directly off Railway Street. The fee for up to 6 hours is £4.30 or half price if you use a Ryedale Parking Smartcard. Approximate post code YO17 7NR. If you are coming by public transport, the bus stops on Railway Street (Railway Street N-bound and Wells Street W-bound) are served by several routes. Alternatively, Malton railway station is only 200 metres from the start point (just south of the river crossing).

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Sara Giorgi
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Nice short walk from Malton Market Square. Bit by river eS under water so cut across muddy field. Road bit is busy and noisy. Dog off lead for about a third of walk. Done it! Not sure if I would bother again.

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Mark Buckley
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Very easy, plenty to see trail was a little muddy and the occasional pile of beer cans spoiled some of the views

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Alice Wimbles
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Stephen Robertshaw
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Very nice short walk.

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Alex Nelson
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Half was on a busy noisy road. Part of the way back was muddy and slippery.

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Alex Chapman
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Gemma Louise
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james clarke
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Fiona Shaw
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Sophie Simpson
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Sophie Simpson
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Alex Chapman
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