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Stamford Bridge and the River Derwent is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near York, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

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Historic site

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Getting There

A circular walk from the historic village of Stamford Bridge in the East Riding of Yorkshire. You'll have chance to explore the history of the village including the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the old rail line, plus a long peaceful stretch alongside the idyllic River Derwent. The walk is almost entirely flat, some of the paths being fairly narrow and muddy/slippery after wet weather. There are no stiles on route, just several kissing gates and a squeeze gap to negotiate. Two of the fields you cross may be holding cattle so take care with dogs. About one mile of the route follows a quiet country lane which doesn't have pavements so take care of traffic on this stretch. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Stamford Bridge is located about 7 miles east of York on the A166. The walk starts and finishes from the free public car park on Viking Road, close to its junction with the main A166 (just to the south of the bridge). Approximate post code YO41 1BS.

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Recordings (12)
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Rachel Smith
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Hiking

A great circular walk - easy and enjoyable walk. Really easy route to follow along the River Derwent and out to Low Catton, there was about a mile on the road as you head back towards Stamford Bridge but a really nice return route on the old railway line and viaduct,

Katarzyna R.
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HikingMuddy

Great trial for family ! After walk very good Fish and chips in Stamford Bridge!

Heather Heather
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It's an OK walk on my own but not great for my reactive dog. Lots of quite tight spaces without much visibility ahead, and the walk back is through housing estates. It's not a bad walk, but it's not one I'd bring my dog to due to the lack of open space. There is also some road walking with a few blind corners.

Steven Rowell
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Walking

There’s two walks here, the shorter of the two follows the left bank of the river underneath the viaduct and is a mixture of fields and lanes with several kissing gates which I was happy to lift our pushchair over! Eventually you hit Low Catton which you can either head into or bear left to follow a quiet road walk back into Stamford Bridge. I believe if you continue into Low Catton you can eventually cross the river and head back on the right bank into Stamford Bridge, but that’s another story and another review

Michael Anthony
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Hiking

Nice walk along the river at the beginning, and across the viaduct at the end. A walk through a housing estate in the middle which was less pretty.

Karen Fawdington
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muddy in winter

Adrian Adrian
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Hiking

Walked it today the paths from the river to Low Catton are a bit overgrown. Watch for the thistles and nettles of you have shorts on.

Rose Marie Vella Ainsworth
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Hiking
First to Review

I would recommend this walk but in the reverse as the dogs can go in the River to cool down and have a drink

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George Neacsu
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David Hawthorne
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Dorota Richardson
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Kels Wills
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Elizabeth Jackson
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Georgia Rae
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Luke Stockton
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Lauren Welbourne
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Lenny Lewis
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Joanne Edwards
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Hiking
Tristan Hutton
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Richard Welford
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Walking