Coxwold and the White Horse

Coxwold and the White Horse

Coxwold and the White Horse

8 Comments on Coxwold and the White Horse
Coxwold and the White Horse
Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 2½ hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
 
 

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humidity: 70%
wind: 6m/s WSW
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Why you should do this walk…

A 5 mile circular walk from the village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire. This is a good, energetic romp through some beautiful (but little used) countryside, starting and finishing in the historic village of Coxwold. The Vale of York may be relatively 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.

 

Dog friendly?…

The terrain is moderate, mostly level with just some gentle slopes. The surfaces are mostly grassy paths through fields and on farm tracks plus a very small section of road walking. The field paths can be wild and overgrown at times and some of the waymarkers may be missing, so the live GPS map on the iFootpath App will be particularly helpful for navigation. There are a few stiles (some of which dogs would need a lift over) and little footbridges to negotiate. You are likely to come across horses or cattle in a few of the fields (as the paths are little-used, the livestock can be reactive so take extra care).

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Coxwold and the White Horse walk please visit iFootpath. Or use this link to open the Coxwold and the White Horse on the iFootpath App.

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8 Comments

  1. Suzanne Collins  - 10/05/2015 - 11:39 am
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    Did this walk on May 9th, was lovely but our only note would be at point 5, the gate to the “wild field” is no longer way-marked and is to the left of an old chicken shed with just “please close the gate” on it, which we only found with directions from someone.
    And the bridleway gate at point 10 had had wire put round it so we used the stile next to it which wasn’t an easy one (we have a Dalmatian who will happily hop over things but this one was too high and he needed lifting over)
    No poo bins en route but definitely recommend this one and we’ll be doing it again.

  2. Lesley Andrews  - 06/07/2015 - 8:55 pm
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    We completed this stunning walk at the end of May. The scenery is outstanding and we didn’t meet anyone else once we left Coxwold (and returned there).
    The only problem we encountered that you should be aware of (especially if your dog is frightened by unfriendly dogs) occured at point 8. As we reached a large farmhouse on the left (on a bend), 3 dogs rushed out of the grounds. The whippet was very friendly and the spaniel bowled my little Dachshund over (althought this was due to his exuberant behaviour and not out of malice). However, the rough coated small terrier was quite nasty, snarling and barking and chased my 2 dogs up the lane.
    As long as you are aware that this might happen, you can of course be prepared. The walk was so lovely, it would be a shame not to do the walk just because of this.
    We will definitely do the walk again (but probably carry our dogs at point 8).

  3. Lesley Andrews  - 06/07/2015 - 8:55 pm
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    We completed this stunning walk at the end of May. The scenery is outstanding and we didn’t meet anyone else once we left Coxwold (and returned there).
    The only problem we encountered that you should be aware of (especially if your dog is frightened by unfriendly dogs) occured at point 8. As we reached a large farmhouse on the left (on a bend), 3 dogs rushed out of the grounds. The whippet was very friendly and the spaniel bowled my little Dachshund over (althought this was due to his exuberant behaviour and not out of malice). However, the rough coated small terrier was quite nasty, snarling and barking and chased my 2 dogs up the lane.
    As long as you are aware that this might happen, you can of course be prepared. The walk was so lovely, it would be a shame not to do the walk just because of this.
    We will definitely do the walk again (but probably carry our dogs at point 8).

  4. Angela Ellis  - 19/07/2015 - 9:13 am
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    We also struggled to find the entrance to the wild field at point 5. We found it to the right of a barn – we weren’t sure but it had a very small NYCC path marker so that confirmed it.
    At point 10 we went past the bridle way gate with the barbed wire, thinking that must be wrong and used another bridleway further along the road. That meant we were completely lost – we did however get to the Cams Head / Coxwold sign in point 11 – and from there just followed the signs and then could see Coxwold.
    A lovely walk – but bits are very overgrown with nettles and thistles – don’t wear shorts!

  5. Sophie  - 16/08/2015 - 6:19 pm
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    We’ve just done this walk this morning, it was a lovely walk however a lot of it was through ruff and wild fields which said they had an clear path but this wasn’t the case.
    There was also about 3 stiles that we had to lift our dog over (& being a lab/bull mastiff this wasn’t easy).
    The directions as well we found were quite confusing to follow and actually went the wrong way a number of times.

  6. Georgia Brown  - 16/10/2017 - 5:15 pm
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    I did this walk today and there were two waymarkers that were missing. One was at the farm called Angram Hall Farm, which is point 5, where there should be a waymarker leading into a wild field which then leads to a footbridge over Twattleton Beck. This waymarker has been taken down completely. The other one was just past this footbridge, you walk straight across a field (which is meant to have an obvious path through although now it has been ploughed it does not) and there is a new stile but no waymarker, as it has been put under the hedge and was therefore not visible to the public. Just thought I’d let you know and I have informed the council so they may to able to do somethig too. Apart from that we love your walks and they are always very detailed and beautiful!!

    • DogWalksYorkshire  - 16/10/2017 - 5:40 pm
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      Thank you for taking the time to add the comment it is very much appreciated.

  7. Susan and Mark  - 25/12/2017 - 8:39 pm
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    We did this walk yesterday with a group of friends. It was very easygoing. It was muddy in places as you’d expect out in the fields after rainfall. We met a friendly dairy farmer whose farm we have to walk through at point 8.

    The only marker we couldn’t find was the one at point 5 but if you look to the right you can see the house on the hillside where you’re to head towards.

    We’ll definitely do this walk again and hopefully finish with a spot of lunch at the Faukenburg Arms.

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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