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Swinton Park to Swinton Bivouac is a 2.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Swinton, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

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NOTE: The initial part of this walk is through parkland which is open every day from 10am to dusk and ENTRANCE FEES APPLY (see below). Earlier access is available by arrangement. A walk from Swinton Park to Swinton Bivouac within Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire. It leads you from Swinton Park (home to the hotel and Terrace bar) to Swinton Bivouac (home to the tree lodges, yurts and Bistro cafe). Along the way you will discover Swinton Park (with its beautiful walled garden, deer park and lakes), a wild stretch of path alongside Sole Beck, the ruins of Lobley Hall and several rolling grass pastures that lead you up to the Bivouac site. This walk is published 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 route follows permissive paths within Swinton Park (provided with permission of Swinton Estate) plus public footpaths on the wider estate. Entrance Fees apply (£5 per adult and £2.50 per child). The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a couple of fairly steep sections. Whilst most of the walk is on well-made paths and open pastures, there is one stretch of streamside path which is rocky underfoot, can be overgrown with bracken and includes a couple of very short but sharp scrambles (where hands may be needed). You will need to negotiate kissing gates, steps plus 5 fence stiles (there are some makeshift dog gaps alongside, but you may need to give your dog a lift). The walk crosses several pastures that may be holding sheep and cattle. 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 (each way). There are plenty of options when it comes to facilities. At the start of your walk you will find The Terrace Bar and Restaurant (the bar area is dog-friendly, there is a beautiful courtyard garden and walkers will receive a warm welcome). At the end of the walk you will reach the Bistro Cafe at Swinton Bivouac (which is full-licensed and dog-friendly, providing breakfast, light bites or hearty Yorkshire meals).

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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Phil Webb
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Alison McDowell
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Lovely walk with lots of off lead time for dogs.

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John Bell
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Martyn Boyers
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