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To save you the hassle of researching and so you can relax and enjoy your holiday, we have shared our local knowledge and expertise by listing  our favourite: walks, food n drink, things to do and other local recommendations.

 

Whether it’s a full days hike, an evening meal out or a few hours walk with a pint with fish and chips to finish, GO eXplore has it all here.

6 LOCAL WALKS - FOR ALL ABILITIES

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

The following walks are all local and have been specifically, sourced, tried and tested to suit a multitude of fitness levels and abilities.



WALK 1 - JERVAULX ABBEY FOODIE CIRCULAR, EAST WITTON

Distance - 7.5 miles, 3 hours walk


This is a beautiful circular route that passes all the food places you could wish for. The route Starts /ends at East Witton (conveniently where the beautiful Blue Lion pub is).

https://www.thebluelion.co.uk/


Passes the famous Brymor Ice cream

https://brymordairy.co.uk/our-parlour

Passes through Jervaulx abbey (tea rooms)

https://www.jervaulxabbey.com/visit-us-tearooms

Passes the Cover Bridge Inn, famous for pies and Ham & eggs with a lovely riverside beer garden.

http://www.thecoverbridgeinn.co.uk/


This route includes a wide variety of terrains and views including parkland, fields, forest, and riverside.



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WALK 2 - MIDDLEHAM CASTLE, RIVER LOOP

Distance - 2.9 miles, 1 hour 15 mins walk


A nice gentle walk around the surrounding area of Middleham Castle with a short stroll down by the river Cover before taking in Pinkers Pond and then heading back towards Middleham. Perfect for a summer mid/late evening.



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WALK 3 - LEYBURN - MELMERBY - BOLTON HALL - MIDDLEHAM

Distance - 14 miles, 6 hours


A stunning scenic walk, which you can easily adapt to start in Middleham instead of Leyburn (instructions below) OR follow the PDF DOWNLOAD map to do a circular.

This stunning walk does not disappoint and takes in everything you would wish to see on a Yorkshire Dales walk.

You could consider calling into The Saddle Rooms for lunch (restaurant in the Tupgill Estate next to The Forbidden Corner).

https://www.thesaddleroom.co.uk/

Or perhaps the Sandpiper Inn or Black Swan in Leyburn which are also both lovely.

https://www.sandpiperinn.co.uk/

https://www.blackswanleyburn.co.uk/


Route if starting in Leyburn - West from Leyburn via the Leyburn Shawl to Tullis Cote, then south past Bolton Hall, over the River Ure and across Middleham High Moor to Melmerby. East across country to Caldbergh and Coverham, then north-west through the Tupgill Park Estate (the location of The Forbidden Corner). Finally east to Middleham and north-west back to Leyburn.


Finally east to Middleham and north-west back to Leyburn



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WALK 4 - REDMIRE FORCE & THE TEMPLAR'S CHAPEL FROM WEST WITTON

Distance - 6.5 miles, 3.5 hours


This is a pleasant walk in Wensleydale that allows you to enjoy this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The highlights of the walk include the River Ure, Redmire Force and the Chapel of the Knights Templar.

If like me you are partial for some stepping stones fun, keep your eyes peeled after Redmire Force when the river is on your right.


And the best part is that it FINISHES in West Witton (beautiful Village) the home of our favourite pub, the Wensleydale Heifer.

https://www.wensleydaleheifer.co.uk


If you love a Farmshop and dare to leave the route on the way back, when you leave the river, opt to go onto the A684 to find Berrys Farm shop – you can get back into West Witton easily from there (or check the map to go down a road called Hargill to get back onto the tail end of your route).

https://www.fairhursts.co.uk/Our-Venues/Fairhursts-at-Berrys



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WALK 5 - MIDDLEHAM, LOW MOOR, TUPGILL PARK, COVERHAM & COVERDALE

Distance - 6 miles, 3 hours


This is a great loop walk, The website map is a lot more helpful than the printed one, take an OS map out of one of the drawers to help you.when you have passed the gallops (where the horses exercise) there is a great area for the dog to run free.

The walk covers all aspects, with rivers and streams, stone bridges, ruins, castles, beautiful scenery and some of the wonders that The forbidden corner has to offer.

You could consider calling into The Saddle rooms for a drink or lunch (restaurant in the Tupgill Estate next to forbidden corner).

https://www.thesaddleroom.co.uk/



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Route _Middleham, Low Moor, Tupgill Park, Coverham and Coverdale_ - Route Builder
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https://outdoorsgps.com/route/show/566905_middleham-low-moor-tupgill-park-coverham-and-coverdale


 


WALK 6 - REDMIRE FORCE WATERFALL & CASTLE BOLTON

Distance - 4 miles, 2 hours (Easy/Moderate)


This short easy-going walk will take you to the historical Bolton Castle, a river, waterfalls and a pub too. Plus Castle Bolton has a tea room inside which is just beautiful (both the cakes and the inside of the castle). It’s stunning and the .pdf download gives easy to follow directions.


You can see the castle much as Turner did when he visited in July 1816 during his extensive tour of Yorkshire to sketch views for Whitaker’s - A General History of the County of York series. He enjoyed an afternoon sketching different views of the castle and village. This was his last stop in Wensleydale before he made his long journey on horseback over to Swaledale.



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