Vale of York

Vale of York Map of Walks

Enjoy beautiful dog walks across the Vale of York and the. Click on the icons to find more details.

Why not enjoy a lovely day out with your pooch.

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Dick Turpin’s Dog WalkDog Walks53.955299, -1.078572Because you want the freedom for your pooch to run around and socialise with other dogs. The first part of this walk takes you to York’s Knavesmire, where your dog can romp freely around this vast flat space. It’s very sociable for you both as other dogs and their humans are happy to have a chat. If you want to do a circuit of the course there’s also a tarmac path for you to follow. The second part of the walk takes place is the spookily good bits of historic York, where the highwayman Dick Turpin was rumoured to walk with his dog Little Nell.
Tockwith and the River NiddDog Walks53.965209, -1.286811If you want a fairly gentle walk along quiet country lanes, and by the riverside where your pooch has plenty of opportunities to be off the lead and have a good run by the river.
White Horse and Kilburn WoodsDog Walks54.223614, -1.212970If you and your pooch love a short sharp start to to get the blood pumping, then this little walk is for you. Once you’ve done the climb, you are rewarded with superb views of the Vale of York and there are even some woods for you to explore on the way down.
Coxwold and the White HorseDog Walks54.188769, -1.180111This is a good, energetic off-the-lead romp for your dog through some beautiful countryside, starting and finishing in the historic village of Coxwold. The Vale of York maybe flat, but that doesn’t mean the walk is boring – it’s charming with great views of the majestic White Horse at Kilburn all the along the walk.
Lower Dunsforth LoopDog Walks54.076974, -1.328852If you’re after a relaxing riverside walk where your dog can easily have a paddle or a swim. The countryside around the river Ure and Lower Dunsforth is gently undulating so if you’re not up for lots of energetic climbing this is perfect. It’s also very pretty.
Stamford Bridge and the River DerwentDog Walks53.990852, -0.915525If you want to give your dog a good long walk with a lot of off-lead time and an opportunity to have a swim or paddle in the river along the way. This is an easy to follow route on flat terrain through pretty open countryside, with the return leg closely following the River Derwent.
Arboretum walk at Castle HowardDog Walks54.117813, -0.921655If you love trees and want an easy stroll in a beautiful and tranquil place. The Arboretum walk is very dog-friendly with plenty of wide open spaces for you and your dog to run around in, together with lots of places to sit undercover with your pooch if it’s raining. The tea and sausage butties in the friendly café are wonderful too. Being very near Castle Howard you get a feeling of grandeur and space, a very special place.
Welburn and Castle HowardDog Walks54.102930, -0.898981If you and your dog would like to stretch your legs on a fairly long, flat walk, through beautiful woodland and fields with inspiring views of the Castle Howard estate. The Howardian Hills and its pretty villages offer a calm and peaceful landscape for you and your pooch to wander through.
Westow and the River DerwentDog Walks54.078471, -0.850171If you’re looking for a gentle and quiet wander through arable fields, with plenty of wide open spaces and a lovely riverside section. The walk offers great views of the beautiful Wolds through unspoilt countryside not frequently visited by the masses! This is a very pretty circular walk.
Knaresborough, the Nidd Gorge and Old BiltonDog Walks54.009486, -1.474721If your dog deserves an energetic romp – mostly off-lead, with some climbs and the added bonus of the opportunity of a swim in the quieter parts of the River Nidd, why not consider this walk? The Nidd Gorge is stunning and a magnet for walkers, while the pretty market town of Knaresborough has many dog-friendly places to pop in to for refreshments when you have finished.
Acaster Malbis and the River OuseDog Walks53.901849, -1.103699This riverside walk gives your pooch the opportunity to be off lead on grassy paths and have a swim or paddle in the river. Even though you are close to the city of York, this walk takes you on a tranquil journey by past picturesque villages on the riverside and through wide open fields.
North from HowdenDog Walks53.745397, -0.865591This is a great romp through wide open spaces that lets you and your pooch enjoy a real sense of freedom and tranquillity. It’s a relatively level route on green paths and along arable fields, where well-behaved dogs can be off-lead for most of the time – and there are no stiles to be climbed. The bustling market town of Howden and its historic Minster can be seen from the walk.
Barnburgh and Barnburgh CragsDog Walks53.5238, -1.2703A 3 mile circular walk from the small village of Barnburgh, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The route climbs steadily along a quiet track to reach the heights of Barnburgh Crags (or Barnburgh Cliff as it is sometimes called). This stretch of woodland path rewards you with far-reaching views to the south as well as sections of beautiful old rock face. The return leg leads you gently downhill through fields and woodland with a great view of the Dovecote in Barnburgh Park.

 

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