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Enchanted woodland walk

We decided on a walk in the woods before visiting Masham for lunch and a brewery trip. The weather... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Andrew D
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
A woodland walk with surprises!

We were just driving past and saw the sign, so decided to stop, and were glad that we did. We... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2015
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

We decided on a walk in the woods before visiting Masham for lunch and a brewery trip. The weather was dry, otherwise it would have been more difficult. Free unpaved car park on North of Grewelthorpe (OS Landranger map 99 grid ref SE 230776). Take...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We were just driving past and saw the sign, so decided to stop, and were glad that we did. We decided to follow the blue walk (about an hour) and as there were no leaflets we took a photo of the map board to help...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Link this in from a walk from the nearby market town of Masham (as we did) or explore the woods separately. Either way, worth it. Parking is available either at the Limehouse Field end, near Masham or nearer the Grewelthorpe end on the Thorpe Road...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Dillan1965
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Utterly stunning views of the countryside. This area is set out with an option of different walks suiting most peoples abilities....from the leisurely stroll to the more strenuous uphill challenges

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I had worked hard all weekend and our treat was a couple of hours in the quiet beauty of Hackfall The blue bells and wild garlic added a carpet of colour to the tranquil paths which wind beside the streams and waterfalls. Our...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank suzywalker
Reviewed 1 May 2015

A beautiful area of woodland. Stunning views, interspersed with tasteful follies. a great place for kids, dogs and all the family - so long as they don't mind a steep climb back up.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank EF13Nick
Reviewed 15 April 2015

If your into walking and sightseeing then this is a must, roughly about 8 miles long, with some steep climbs and can be very muddy areas. So definatlely wellies or walking boots. Some amazing countryside views. There is also what I can only call what...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank amreb
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This would have been a great walk but the mud did spoil it as you had to watch where you were putting your feet a lot of the time to ensure you didn't end up on the ground or in my daughter's case nearly in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

What a hidden jem. Stopping nearby so went for a wander. Few different walks to tackle but we ended up nr the river so the dogs could paddle. Word of warning at lambing time. Keep dogs on leads in fields, local farmers will ask questions...More

2  Thank Howard John H
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Last minute decision to visit while in the area , I only had time to walk down to the fountain pool and back up via a circular walk past the house , Big disappointment was that the fountain failed to work . As I arrived...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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4 July 2018|
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Response from frothychocy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, within the woods but not in the sheep filled fields before entering.
Nick R
1 June 2018|
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Response from frothychocy | Reviewed this property |
Nope. You might see a few walkers but it’s always been quiet when we’ve gone
21 May 2017|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
It's not disabled friendly. There are really steep parts and the ground is uneven and paths narrow. You may manage bits with sticks if you go steady. Sorry for the late reply.