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Walking near York

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Walking near York

I'm thinking of spending a couple of days in York in mid-September and as I've been to the city before (many years ago) I'd like to spend a day mostly walking. Can anyone suggest a starting point not too far from York by public transport for a nice day's rambling? Thanks.

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1. Re: Walking near York

Tricky as the area around York is rather flat & agricultural.

If you are willing to travel for an hour or so then you could go to Hebden Bridge via Leeds and walk around Hardcastle Crags. You could also go to Haworth via Leeds and Keighley (might even get a steam train to Haworth) and walk the moors that inspired the Brontes. Or to Ilkley - of Ilkley Moor Baht'at fame and walk above the town and enjoy the views of the Spy City golfballs

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Recently I did a nice walk along the Ebor Way into York. We only did a 5 mile route, starting at Haxby (on a 10 minute interval bus route) and walking right into the city centre, following the line of the River Foss. It was a very pleasant walk. You could always take it a bit further out (north or south of York) to make a longer walk.

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Not sure if Castle Howard appeals to you, but there's nice walking in the area (the Howardian Hills) and you don't have to visit the Castle if you don't want to. There are walks that criss cross the Estate that are public access, but you would have to pay if you wanted to visit the formal gardens and the house itself (which is magnificent).

There's public transport out from York to Castle Howard - full details on www.castlehoward.co.uk

For examples of walks in the vicinity that don't include a visit to the House itself, please see here -



I would imagine the Tourist Office in York would have leaflets as well.

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You can get trains to Knaresborough, which isn't flat. I think they're hourly, and take about 20 minutes

Some great walks up the Nidd Gorge there......plus Knaresborough (and neighbouring Harrogate, the next stop on the line) itself has a fair bit of interest

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