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Westow and the River Derwent is a 5.5 kilometer loop trail located near Westow, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 142 m Route Type: Loop


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A circular walk from the village of Westow in North Yorkshire. This walk is for you if you're looking for a gentle and quiet wander through arable fields, with plenty of wide open spaces and a lovely riverside section. The walk offers great views of the beautiful Wolds through unspoilt countryside not frequently visited by the masses! This is a very pretty circular walk. The terrain if fairly easy, mostly on flat, green paths through fields and by the riverside, or on quiet local roads. The Jeffry Bog plantation can be a bit muddy, but there are duckboards to assist in the worst areas. You will need to negotiate some footbridges, gates and kissing gates but there are no stiles on route. There is plenty of off-lead time available for dogs on the paths through the fields. The vast majority of the fields are arable, but you will pass through one field which is likely to be holding a few cattle. There are a few sections of road walking along quiet country lanes. Allow 2 hours.

Walked in August, second part of the walk near the river and is very overgrown with nettles and hard going to walk through. Bulls in one field.

1 month ago

A lovely walk through pretty countryside. One steep section down through a wooded bit could have been very slippery if it had rained a lot and some parts of the path appeared not to have been used recently (we walked in mid-July in shorts and regretted this as we got stung by nettles!) Other than this, it was lovely and peaceful with plenty of off-lead time for the pup.

11 months ago

Really enjoyable walk. The kissing gate just after the kennels was damaged and we managed to walk past this gate. A quick check of the map at this point should give you a clear idea.

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