Tockwith and the River Nidd

Tockwith and the River Nidd

Tockwith and the River Nidd

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Tockwith and the River Nidd

Distance: 4.5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key

Weather Forecast

Tockwith Weather
humidity: 100%
wind: 6m/s NNE
H 6 • L 5
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Why you should do this walk…

A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Tockwith, near Wetherby in North Yorkshire. If 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 then this walk may be for you.

Dog friendly?…

The route is relatively flat with just some gentle slopes. You will need to negotiate some gates plus three stiles. There can be electric fencing alongside these stiles, so dogs may need a lift over. You may be sharing a couple of the fields with cattle, so take particular care with dogs.

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  1. Wilsonsde  - 03/06/2012 - 10:44 pm
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    Did this walk a couple of weeks ago, nice sunny day the start of the walk is on a tarmac side road only farm vehicles and some local residents use it (we saw one tractor) the rest of the walk is on easy going footpaths next to the river really pleasent the only problem we came across was the last field where we came across some Bulls which were not to happy to see a 5 month old Lab Puppy on a flexi and to be honest she was not to happy to see them so we had to take a diversion through a Hawthorne bush and then re-joined the main path further on but apart from that A GREAT WALK!!!!!

    • corina  - 04/06/2012 - 3:40 pm
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      Yes we love this walk too!! We’ve done it about three or four times now and have come across cattle in the fields twice, and you’ve just got to be sensible and get out of their way – as you did. It’s a very tranquil walk, that not many people do. Look forward to hearing more of your feedback and hope the pup keeps enjoying the walks.

  2. Bob  - 05/06/2012 - 7:10 pm
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    The addition of electric fences on one section has made it a little tricky. Had to lift my dog over two stiles as she couldn’t get through.

    Very nice peaceful walk though, best not done with a push chair next time though!

    • corina  - 05/06/2012 - 7:42 pm
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      Yes it’s the only drawback I think, but it’s clearly signposted on the walk. Thanks for comment.

  3. Nick Hilton  - 20/09/2017 - 10:38 am
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    Very clear instructions and a nice walk, as it’s level the scenery is fairly unchanging but very pleasant, easy to do and a quiet route – only passed two people in the two hours it took and nice to have the option of a drink or food on your return (I parked outside the pub on the street!)

  4. Sarah  - 28/01/2018 - 12:34 pm
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    Did this walk today with my two Labradors. Since we got home they having been chewing their paws and scratching them along the carpet. There is obviously some kind of irritant either by the river or farmers have used something on the fields. It’s been two hours now. I think I will run a bath and soak their paws.

    • DogWalksYorkshire  - 28/01/2018 - 1:13 pm
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      Thank you for leaving the comment. I know from experience with our own dog that this can sometimes be caused by a fungus when there has been a lot of wet weather. We have a poodle and it has happened twice – once at Ironbridge. We washed her and it went away. One suggestion would be to add a very small amount of Fairey washing up liquid to the water. We wash our poodle in this as she is allergic to dog shampoos. We wee recommended this 10 years ago and it has worked well. Hope they get some relief soon. 9Not had any other reports.)

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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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