Swinton Bivouac Walk

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Swinton Bivouac Walk is a 24.0 kilometer loop trail located near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 24.0 km Elevation Gain: 677 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk from the Swinton Bivouac site within Swinton Estate, North Yorkshire. There is something for everyone on this route as you pass through the quaint village of Ilton and onto Ilton Moor with breath-taking views down onto Roundhill and Leighton Reservoir. The Bothy Hut is en-route which is a perfect picnic location, picnics can be pre-ordered at Swinton Park and be waiting for your arrival at the Bothy Hut. On this route you will walk a portion of The Six Dales Trail, taking you through classic Dales pastures with beautiful stone walls and old stone farmhouses. 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. The walk follows several long climbs and descents throughout. It follows a mixture of paths and tracks through fields, pastures and moorland, plus a few sections along quiet lanes. You will be sharing many of the fields with sheep and cattle and you will need to negotiate gates, footbridges and stone wall stiles. The paths high on the moor are very exposed so remember to dress appropriately. Please keep dogs on a lead on the moorland, to protect the ground-nesting birds. 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 7 hours. Before or after your walk, the Bistro Cafe at Swinton Bivouac (which is fully-licensed, dog-friendly and opens seasonally) provides breakfast, light bites or hearty Yorkshire meals. The Bothy Hut is en-route which is a perfect picnic location, picnics can be pre-ordered at Swinton Park and be waiting for your arrival at the Bothy Hut.

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