Dick Turpin’s Dog Walk

Dick Turpin’s Dog Walk

Dick Turpin’s Dog Walk

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Dick Turpin’s Dog Walk

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: I Hour or as long as you like
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key

Weather Forecast

York Weather
moderate rain
humidity: 87%
wind: 8m/s SW
H 10 • L 10
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Why you should do this walk…

A 2 mile circular walk around the city of York in North Yorkshire. The walk takes place in the spookily good bits of historic York, where the highwayman Dick Turpin was rumoured to walk with his dog Little Nell. It is rumoured that the highway man and his little dog had many adventures in and around York. The following walk attempts to give you a glimpse of the old York that Dick and Little Nell might have inhabited. Of course, the story here is fictitious but it gives a fun slant on this city trail.

Dog friendly?…

The walk is relatively flat, with only gentle gradients. There are no stiles or gates on route but you will need to negotiate a couple of flights of steps. The paths are all tarmac, paved or cobbled so the route is easy to follow throughout the year.

Please note that story behind Dick and Little Nell is fictitious.


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  1. daisydog2011  - 21/05/2012 - 10:58 am
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    York race course is our regular haunt and its fantastic for doggy socialising with miles of grass for chasing balls, also the Slip Inn just off Bishopthorpe road is dog friendly and serves very good ale 🙂

    • corina  - 21/05/2012 - 7:55 pm
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      Thanks for the info – will add the Slip to our list. 🙂

  2. Karen  - 02/03/2014 - 2:37 pm
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    Walked Dick Turpin dog walk this morning with the family. Clear directions helped us walk round with ease. Parts of the walk were quieter whereas some parts were fairly busy with pedestrians. Shame we couldn’t call at either of the dog friendly pubs as they didn’t cater for children as well 🙁

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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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