Tackle Mother Nature
Walking while on holiday allows you to tackle Mother Nature head on and is suitable for all ages and exercise types.
Walking is also part of a balanced healthy lifestyle a simple walk everyday will bring benefits to both body and mind.
We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful walking trails in our area, come and explore while you stay with us.
A range of easy to strenuous walks, experiencing the wonder of this ancient woodland which has been restored to its former glory by the Woodland Trust. Spectacular panoramic views, cascades and follies, rustic temples, fountain pond and breathtaking scenery.
Walk 1: A Glimpse of Hackfall (30 mins)
Walk 2: Cascades & Follies (1 Hour)
Walk 3: Riverside Rambler (1.5 Hours)
Walk 4: Hackfall Explorer (2-3 Hours)
Masham Leaves Walk
This is a circular 3 mile (5km) walk with stone sculptures to discover along the way. Mostly on field paths, which may be muddy, with some stiles to cross. This circular walk is produced by North Yorkshire County Council.
Distance: 3 miles (5km)
Time: 1.5 Hours
Terrain: Mostly flat with some uneven surfaces
Points of Interest: Masham Leaves is a series of sculptures produced in the early 1990s from local quarried limestone reclaimed from the former railway station platform. The sculptures were designed by Alain Ayers, with local residents and business providing materials, skills, time or other assistance.
Jervaulx Abbey Circular
This beautiful walk starts and ends at the fascinating ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. It takes you through stunning parkland, over lush pasture fields and through the historic village of Thornton Steward. You’ll pass the impressive Danby Hall and cross the River Ure over two historic bridges.
Distance: 7 miles (11.25km)
Time: 3-4 Hours
Terrain: A moderate walk across mainly flat pasture and parkland with several stiles
WWI Heritage Trail
This quiet dale to the north east of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been the focus of a three year First World War Centenary project: Nidderdale AONB and the First World War: Leeds Pals, POWs and the Home Front. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is supported by the Friends of Nidderdale AONB and has benefited from the hard work of many project partners, not least volunteers from the AONB and Leeds and archaeologists from the University of York. This heritage trail is the result of their collective research. It will tell the story of Colsterdale in the First World War long after the project has finished.
Distance: 3.3 miles (5.3km)
Time: 1-2 Hours
Terrain: A moderate walk along quiet roads and public rights of way
Crackpots Mosaic Trail
This enjoyable trail around part of Dallowgill is illuminated with 22 mosaics depicting local scenes and flora and fauna which might be encountered along the route. The trail was created as part of a community project to celebrate the designation of Nidderdale as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mosaics were made in 1997 by ‘The Crackpots’ from Kirkby Malzeard who met regularly under the expert supervision of Margaret Murphy from Rural Arts North Yorkshire.
Distance: 7 miles (11km)
Time: 4 Hours
Terrain: This is a moderate route with tarmac roads, gravel tracks and fields. Walking boots are advisable as some parts of the trail can be wet, muddy and rough underfoot
Fountains Abbey to Markenfield Hall
This walk links two important medieval sites near Ripon in North Yorkshire – Fountains Abbey and Markenfield Hall. In monastic times their lands adjoined. In the 16th century both sites lost their original owners in the turmoil that followed Henry VIII’s break with Rome. In the 20th century, changes of ownership led to restoration and conservation for them both.
Description: 6.5 miles (10.5km)
Time: 3 Hours
Terrain: Mainly field paths and through woods, with some gentle climbs. In wet weather, sections of the route are very muddy. All paths used are public rights of way and permissive paths. Dogs on a short lead please