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“Hidden gem with a surprise round every corner”
Review of Hackfall Woods

Hackfall Woods
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had visited the Himalayan Garden nearby and had a bit of spare time. There were leaflets with alternative walks on a post in the car park and without these you could easily miss things as the way marking is a bit basic.

The gorge is pretty deep and offers some spectacular views. Of particular interest are the follies, grottoes and waterfalls that you come across. Very nice!

Thank IanMLeeds
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the woods and ended up nearly doing the longest suggested route. Some lovely views. We parked in the Masham(?) Car park but there were no maps left so we just made our own route up and in doing so missed a couple of the highlights e.g. the 40ft waterfall and grotto but would go back to see them and visit at another time of year as will be different in the seasons.
Worth a visit and free car park makes it a great, free, family day out.

Although a few high narrow paths so children must be accompanied.

3  Thank maddy_madz
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Parking in the free car park on the Masham road, I walked down to the river and found the beach other reviewers have spoken about. The day was crisp and clear and the autumn colours magnificent. Along the paths, the area is studded with sturdy benches, placed specifically to let you capture the wonderful views. My friend and I walked through the woods and into Grewelthorpe where we found a warm welcome at the community cafe set up in the village hall. Yummy cakes and drinks at very reasonable prices.
If you have a chance go to Hackfell Woods, you really won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have never visited these woods before and was very impressed. There are different walks to do these vary from level walks by the river to quite strenuous climbs up steep paths and steps to the follies. This is definitely worth the effort as the views are stunning across the countryside. It is said to be one of the best views in Yorkshire. It is well worth picking up a leaflet in the car park before embarking on the walks. There is a self catering property in the woods which is available for hire from the Landmark Trust. Will certainly go back perhaps at a different time of the year to see the spring flowers. Definitely not to be missed if you are in the Ripon/Masham area. Some parts a little hair raising so children should be kept an eye on. Only criticism could do with a few more benches to take a breather.

1  Thank susanellis2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Absolutely fabulous! Breathtaking views, surprises at every turn. Never expected to find a beach in the woods.

1  Thank Snail01
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