Welburn and Castle Howard is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Welbum, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

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A circular walk from the village of Welburn in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. This walk is great if you and your dog would like to stretch your legs on a fairly long, flat walk, through beautiful woodland and fields with inspiring views of the Castle Howard estate. The Howardian Hills and its pretty villages offer a calm and peaceful landscape for you and your pooch to wander through. The terrain is easy to moderate, with fairly gentle slopes along grassy paths through wooded areas, on tracks and quiet tarmac roads. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus one stile (which has a dog gate alongside). There are plenty of off-lead opportunities for your dog on the quiet paths, but please observe signs regarding nesting birds in Spring and Summer. Whilst most of the farmland is arable, you will cross at least one field (within the Castle Howard estate) that may be holding cattle and sheep. Allow 2.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes outside the Crown and Cushion pub in Welburn village. Turn off the A64 York to Malton road at Barton Hill, following the brown signs to Castle Howard. After passing under the monument, turn right at the crossroads following the sign to Welburn. Roadside parking is available in Welburn village. Approximate post code YO60 7DZ.

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Melanie Darley
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Andy Wilkie
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Quite samey all the way round, a lot of fields. Easy to navigate though and views of Castle Howard monuments were interesting

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Natalie Simm
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WalkingMuddy

One of the most beautiful walks we have ever done. Excellent for dogs. Very, very muddy in winter!!

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dina bonner
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Clare Crawford
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HikingMuddy

Loved this walk. Just the right length. Some great monuments and follies on the way round. Plenty of off lead opportunities for the dogs.

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Janine Stevens
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Small climb at the start, scenic views through farms, fields and woodland forestry. Plenty of route signs if you want to go further than this walk, lovely views of monuments, boggy in places

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Jessica Mcdougall
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Great varied walk. would highly recommend.

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georgina salmons
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HikingMuddy

Lovely easy walking loop. Saw two very nice trees.

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Gary Hyde
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Enjoyable walk with some great views, a little muddy in places but to be expected after the recent rain and nothing that a good pair of walking boots couldn’t handle. We extended the walk by continuing towards Hindenley at the top of the 2nd loop before dropping back onto the original loop lower down. Including a 20mins stop for lunch it took us just 3hrs.

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Laura Border
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Agaton User
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Peter Lee
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Kean Hiscock
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Michael Hill
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Joe Crainer
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Really nice autumn walk. Pretty muddy in some places. A lot of the walk of dog friendly. Cafe in Welburn was full with walkers.

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mathew aked
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James Morris
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Eilidh Carricker
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Abby Coulson
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Very nice walk!

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lindsey griffiths
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This is such a lovely walk, lots of people about especially families but still easy to social distance. lovely views, good for dog walking and lots of open space for kids to run around. I will definitely be back. Bonus was the little cafe in Welburn at the end, food was delicious.

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Anna Brzozowska
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Very windy! But views are worth it

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Tattoo’d Hikers
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Nice steady little 5 mile dog walk .

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Lauren Crowson
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Lovely scenic route where you can see bits of the Castle Howard estate. Not too hilly & great for letting the dog off the lead

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Lauren Hart
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Really good walk, just one field with cows (end of June 2020). Lots of off-lead time for the dog. Wasn’t muddy despite it being a rainy day.

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Kathryn Place
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Beautiful walk with nice mix of open views as well as shade through the forest areas. Great for the dog and plenty of places for them to be off lead.

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Georgia Rae
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Lovely walk, great open space with beautiful views. We found it was great for dog walking.

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robyn craig
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Really lovely walk, lots of nice views. Thought it would be okay for dog to be off lead but there are quite a lot of sections where that's not possible

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Anna Reynolds
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A really beautiful route. Lots of opportunities for the dogs to be off lead.

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