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.
Duration: 1.5 hours plus
Level of walk: Easy to mediumView Walks Key
Why you should do this walk…
A 3 mile ‘there and back’ walk onto the gallops in Middleham in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire. This is a breathtakingly beautiful part of Yorkshire and gives you chance to relax, enjoy and take in the views of Middleham Castle, Leyburn Shawl and the surrounding dales. This is not a very structured walk; it’s an opportunity for a little bit of freedom and lots of exercise and fresh air for you and your dog. Once on the moor part of this walk, well-behaved dogs will have the opportunity for some off-the-lead time and you can take as long or as little time as you like here.
The walk is relatively flat and easy-going with only gentle slopes. The route takes in popular footpaths around the castle, green tracks through fields and the gallops area itself is lush and green. You will cross several fields on the way out to (and back from) the gallops and these are likely to be holding a mixture of sheep and horses. You may also see racehorses training on the gallops. There are no standard kissing gates or fence stiles on this walk, but you will need to negotiate several gates and squeeze gaps or squeeze stiles through stone walls – these are narrow (see Gallery for photo) and so may prove challenging for broader people and broader dogs. Public toilets can be found by taking the passageway to the side of the Richard III pub in Market Square. Allow 1.5 hours, or longer if you want to explore further.
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