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Welburn and Castle Howard is a 9.0 kilometer 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.

Distance: 9.0 km Elevation Gain: 258 m Route Type: Loop


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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.

1 month ago

Great easy walk. You may have to walk through a field of cows, that did say beware of the bull. We didn't experience any problems, but it did worry some of our group. The walk through the bluebell woods in the second part was beautiful. We finished at the pub and had Sunday lunch. This was very nice although a bit pricey for a pub. On the plus side, they welcomed the dog in the bar with a bowl of water and a treat.

3 months ago

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