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Northallerton Group

We are the Northallerton Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
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  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This short walk replaces the Colsterdale Now and Then walk, which has now been moved to 7th March due to current weather conditions and the state of the ground and streams.

The walk starts at the Swinton Bivouac Car Park at High Knowle. Note that there is a charge of £3 per car, which can either be paid by putting coins in an envelope in the hut, or by card in the cafe.

The walk combines sections of the Ripon Rowel Walk, with paths and tracks through the Druid's Plantation, via the temple, plus a short section along the edge of the plantation on Clints Moor. There is a short section of minor road, followed by field paths beside Sole Beck Gill.

Given the recent weather conditions, it is likely to be muddy in places and there is a reasonably steep descent through the woods in the Druid's Plantation down to Burgess Bank. There are a few decent stiles.

 

Thursday, 7 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:45 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8.4km / 5.2mi
Ascent:
230m / 755ft
Type:
circular

BOOKING ESSENTIAL at:

https://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk/walking/walks-program.html

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SE 17971 78689
Nearest postcode:
HG4 4JZ
what3words:
duties.handfuls.removing
Start time:
10:00 am

Swinton Bivouac Car Park at High Knowle. From Masham, turn off the Leyburn Road on to the minor road to Fearby. After Fearby village, take the very sharp turn left towards Ilton and the Druid's Temple. Follow signs for Swinton Bivouac/Druid's Temple.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking