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Quarry Gill Walk is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Swinton, North Yorkshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 308 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Forest Lake River Wild flowers Wildlife Pub walk
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Getting There

IMPORTANT NOTE: This parkland walk is open every day from 10am to dusk and ENTRANCE FEES APPLY (see below). Earlier access is available by arrangement. A circular walk within the gardens and parkland of Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire. The privately-owned estate stretches from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors. This loop gives you chance to see the walled garden, the deer park, the spring garden, the coffin pond (with its beautiful stone bridge and old boathouse), the old quarry and ravine (with its cascading waterfalls) and the top lake (with its abundance of wildfowl). This walk is published through a collaboration with Swinton Estate to encourage people to discover the 20,000 acre Estate with varying terrain such as woodland, reservoirs, moorland, gardens and parkland. This route follows the permissive paths within Swinton Park, provided with permission of Swinton Estate. Entrance Fees apply (£5 per adult and £2.50 per child). The walk has several steady gradients throughout, plus a couple of steeper sections near the quarry. It follows a mixture of paved paths, stone paths and unmade woodland paths, which can be muddy or uneven in places. Close to the quarry and ravine, there are sheer and deep drops at the sides of the paths, so please take extra care with children and dogs. You will need to negotiate three simple metal gates and several flights of steps, but there are no stiles on route. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock (the deer park is fenced away from your paths). Swinton Estate welcomes visiting walkers (and canine companions) but please remember the usual countryside code rules; take your litter home with you, keep dogs under close control and be careful to shut any gates behind you. Allow 1.5 hours. In terms of facilities, the Terrace Restaurant and Bar within the Swinton Hotel complex is available for refreshments at the start or end of your parkland walk. The bar area is dog-friendly, there is a beautiful courtyard garden and walkers will receive a warm welcome.

If you are a visiting walker, please park in the Swinton Country Club and Spa car park. From Masham, head south on Park Street and then turn right into Swinton Terrace (which becomes Swinton Road). After about a mile, you will see a side road and the impressive stone gates for Swinton Park on your right. Do NOT enter these gates, instead turn right to follow the side road. Ignore two more gateways within the wall on your left (the first is Exit Only and the second is for Deliveries) and take the third gateway which leads you into the parking area for the Country Club and Spa. Approximate post code HG4 4JH.

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Hiking

This is a very good walk and offers a mixture of wooded areas, lakes, meadows and stone structures. Great for an afternoon hike with your dog (or children) Lots of benches to take a break or enjoy a picnic. Some great photo opportunities too. Highly recommended

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Eliot Barrass
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Great walk through the grounds of Swinton Estate. Well sign-posted and looked after. Really good for kids, lots to see around every corner. Slightly muddy underfoot by the Quarry Gill, but well worth the entrance fee.

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Catherine Taylor
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Micki Bass
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Steven Hargreaves
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