A 3 mile walk following a figure of eight routes through Twigmoor Woods in North Lincolnshire. Twigmoor is 130 acres of native woodland and introduced shrubs, conifers and ornamental species which creates a rich and varied habitat for wildlife. The woods are owned by the Scawby Estate with public access allowed in certain parts, giving nearly 3 miles of paths open to the public. There are extensive areas of rhododendrons (which give a stunning display of blooms in late spring) and also a number of large lakes.
Leyburn and Wensley
Leyburn and Wensley
Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Level of walk: MediumView Walks Key
Why you should do this walk…
A 6 mile circular walk from the village of Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. At 6 miles this may seem a fairly long walk, but its climbs are gentle and the stunning views around Wensleydale are well worth making the effort for. The paths meander through a blend of cattle and arable fields offering you and your pooch some healthy exercise amidst the beauty and freedom of the Dales. The views from The Shawl, overlooking Wensleydale, are stunning. The traditional Dales market town of Leyburn has many visitor attractions, and the village of Wensley makes for a pleasant stop off if desired.
This is a varied walk, mostly along clear paths and tracks, through fields. There are lots of gentle gradients throughout. There is a short section next to the road in Wensley. Several stiles will be encountered and, whilst many have dog gates or something similar, dogs may need a hand or lift over a couple of them. There are also a couple of cattle grids on route and, whilst detours are normally available via gates alongside, again you may need to be prepared to lift dogs if these are locked. Being the Dales there will be sheep (and maybe cattle) so take care with dogs. You will need to cross the Wensleydale Railway twice so take care to look and listen carefully for trains.
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