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Wharram le Street and Wharram Percy is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Wharram le Street, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 964 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk from the village of Wharram le Street in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. The route visits the deserted settlement of Wharram Percy, the most famous of Britain's 3,000 deserted medieval villages. People lived in it from prehistoric times and the village flourished between the 12th and 14th centuries before it was abandoned in about 1500. It is now an English Heritage site with interpretation panels which tell its story. This route is for you if you want a gentle walk, in a very pretty, unspoilt area that affords panoramic views of the wonderful Wolds. The walk is in an unusually tranquil setting and allows you and your dog a lot of freedom to romp about. The route has only gentle to moderate gradients, following clear grassy paths and a quiet, single-track tarmac lane. There are two stiles on route (one of which you will need to cross twice). You will also need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates and a flight of stone steps. Some of the fields you will cross are likely to be holding cattle. Allow 2 hours.

Wharram le Street is located on the B1248, about 7 miles south east of Malton. There is a small car park by the crossroads in Wharram le Street, where the B1248 crosses the Birdsall to Duggleby road. Approximate post code YO17 9TL.

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Matt Ripley
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Lovely walk, great views. Took 2 hours

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David Evans
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nice bimble through the countryside, you need good footwear as the route can be slippy and as you walk through the fields if it's damp you will get wet feet, so a change of socks and footwear would be a good idea. would definitely do again. note: started and finished in Wharram Percy car park.

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Nick Sims
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Walking

Good family circular walk. We cut out the first track from the village and parked at the Medieval village car park instead. Made it into a 3 mile walk. A few cattle knocking about in Deepdale but they didn’t bother us, obviously well used to walkers. Kids enjoyed exploring the Medieval village near the end of the walk.

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Lou Warburton
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Walking

Lovely walk! I was to able to have the dogs off all the way around.. Which is a added bonus. We did walk through a couple of fields that said they had cattle in them, I only saw cattle in the distance in the field as you walk round Deepdale but they were quite a way off the route. Also managed to cool the dogs off by letting them have a swim in the pond at Wharram percy,

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Louise Park
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Hiking

Nice walk but quite a long stretch of it the dog had to be on his lead due to part of it being on the road that leads to Wharam Percy car park, so a fair few cars coming through. If we did it again I’d probably just park closer to that car park...only because my dog on a lead is a right pain!

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Ben Kimberley
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Hiking

The walk was good for dogs but it was not a very long walk if you like a short walk then it’s great. There was a little Car park.

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Karen Fawdington
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perfect for a dog walk, great views and plenty a arable fields and meadows for dogs to run free, nice small lake foot dogs to cool off near the ruins

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Chris & Jen
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We awoke to a glorious sunny February day, so what better way to spend it then to do a tranquil circular walk that just happens to take in Britains most famous medieval village. This is a gentle circular walk with magnificent view of the Wolds throughout and of course the fascinating site of Wharram Percy with its medieval church and the visible sites of former dwellings. Our dog was off her lead all the way round and is now soundly asleep in her bed back at home! This is a really great walk. Highly recommended!

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Andrea Precious
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Hiking

I would recommend this walk for anyone with a dog, plenty of off lead walking, lovely scenery, not taxing at all... BUT...seriously be aware that just past the Medieval Church there were a herd of big brown cows that virtually cornered us, they just kept coming towards us and some got a trot on, at one point I was considering vaulting a barbed wire fence, my sister had previously done this walk and mentioned the same thing ! That aside....lovely walk

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Jonathan Mullen
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Lovely walk with lots of off lead time for Stanley the nosey beagle. Please be careful on the small footbridge after the medieval ruins as it is damaged and could be quite dangerous if you're not paying attention.

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Chris Peacock
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Henry Lusby
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Gemma Louise
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Alex Chapman
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Kristina Heptonstall
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