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Tockwith and the River Nidd is a 4.4 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, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 239 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running River Views
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Getting There

A circular walk from the village of Tockwith, near Wetherby in North Yorkshire. If you want a fairly gentle walk along quiet country lanes and by the riverside, where your pooch has plenty of opportunities to be off the lead and have a good run by the river then this walk may be for you. The route is relatively flat with just some gentle slopes. You will need to negotiate some gates plus three stiles. There can be electric fencing alongside these stiles, so dogs may need a lift over. You may be sharing a couple of the fields with cattle, so take particular care with dogs. Allow 2 hours.

Tockwith village is located about 9 miles west of York in North Yorkshire. From the B1224 York to Wetherby road, follow the signs for Tockwith from Marston Moor or Bilton. From the A59 York to Harrogate road, follow the signs for Tockwith from Moor Monkton and Cattal. The village is also served by buses, including buses 412 and 413 from York to Wetherby and Harrogate, operated by Eddie Brown and Connexionsbuses. There is street parking available in the village. The walk starts at the road junction between Kirk Lane and Marston Road in Tockwith, near the two pubs. Approximate post code YO26 7PR.

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Suzanne Brennan
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Hiking

Nice walk!

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Katharine Pelton
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Hiking

Lovely walk but not really dog friendly as described on the app. Majority of the walk is through farmers fields with sheep on them, so had to keep my dog on the lead. Was hoping for a walk where she could be let off as route was described as being dog friendly.

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Annabell Dalton
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Hiking

A lovely walk that is not too busy. A range of different flowers and animals along the route!

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Patricia Close
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Walking

I really enjoyed this walk with my dog who was off lead for most of the time. I was pleasantly surprised to find that all gates were 'kissing' gates and all the stiles had lift-up dog 'hatches' - ideal for older dogs or older folk who cannot lift their dogs over stiles! The walk is easy and on the flat so obviously no spectacular views but beautiful countryside and farmland views. The access road was very quiet, as was the whole walk. I saw butterflies and wildflowers that I haven't seen in years and lots of birds including Goldfinches, Yellow Hammers and Sparrowhawks.

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Stephen Burrows
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Nice walk not much in the way of views River hidden for most of the trail and not accessible and not much on the way of shade if you plan on picnicking stop on the first half of the route as not really anywhere to stop after the half way point other than that a good route for beginners

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Wendy Reece
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Hiking

Nice walk, not anything spectacular in terms of the view but easy to follow and a very easy level. Walked past some very friendly cows and two fields of Alpacas who had recently birthed some babies

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Patrick Davison
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Hiking

This walk can be made longer. On the long road at the beginning you can take a right turn which will take you past a livery and it will bring you back onto the normal route. Adds on 50-60 minutes.

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Helen Shaw
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Hiking

Fabulous walk, easy walk with my 6 & 8 year old

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Ben Brown
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Walking

Lovely walk round the farmland and alongside the river. Wish the walk was slightly longer.

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Anna Reynolds
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Hiking

Beautiful relaxing long walk, our dog could be off lead most of the way. A field with cows but they were fine with walkers and dog keeping their distance.

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Jodie Smith
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Hiking

Enjoyed this walk. Would describe as easy not moderate. Also completed in 1h and 20. But overall really nice, and good views by the river

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robyn craig
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Walking

lovely walk, brilliant for dogs as it's basically all off lead. The road sections are private access only so they are really quiet as well

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Luke Stockton
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Hiking

Perfect for dogs; 99% of the walk they can be off the lead and loads of space to run around/ play in the river. I did after heavy rainfall and surprisingly dry - a lot of tarmac track and the stretch along the river is on a raised bank. Bet it’s glorious in Summer, and two pubs at the start/finish.

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Beth Suffield
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HikingMuddy

A lovely quiet trail, perfect for dogs. We let her off for 90% of the walk and she let loose doing big laps of the open fields - loved it. It was quite muddy in places but no problem with wellies and a change of shoes in the car. We’ll definitely be going again and can imagine it would be stunning in summer.

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Chris & Jen
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Walking

This is a really nice walk if you want something that's a reasonable length, fairly quiet and plenty of opportunity to let your dog off the lead. The walk is made up of quiet lanes, fields and a good portion running aside the river Nidd. It tired our Spaniel out... briefly!

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C M
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Running

Great for running with the dogs

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Thomas Ingledew
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Can u ride bike here

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C M
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Tony Todd
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Hiking

Great trail. Dogs can run free for most of it though need to ensure on lead where sheep are grazing. Parts of the trail can be waterlogged one autumn and winter

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Anthony Burton
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Hiking

nice pleasant dog friendly walk

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Karen Fawdington
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Hiking

Nice walk but the river bank is difficult to get down to

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Heather Heather
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Lovely walk for my reactive dog as we see people coming from miles away and there's plenty of space on the path to give her space. Mostly flat, and a pretty easy walk.

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Matthew Davidson
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Hiking

easy dog friendly walk, no sign of places for dogs to swim.

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Patrick samuel
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This is an easy walk, plenty of flat ground. it took us just over an hour.

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Polish Yorkshireman
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Nice peacefull walk for everybody.

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Katie Hume
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First to Review

Park along Ness Lane as the road up to the hall is quite a distance . ADMIN RESPONSE: This walk has been deliberately designed to start and end in the village centre, to allow walkers to use the facilities here. Ness Lane is a single track access lane, not a public highway, and we would not recommend parking there.

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JoJo Levie
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Richard Sutcliffe
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Rachel Dickenson
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