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“Fascinating place”
Review of Hackfall Woods

Hackfall Woods
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place for a long or short walk. There are free leaflets with maps in the car park but it's best to download one before you go as they often run out. It's a beautiful wood in a gorge with some fabulous follies, waterfalls and stunning viewpoints. Take a camera, and wear good boots as the paths can be slippy and are steep in places. I would avoid after heavy rain as the paths could be dangerous. It's not really suitable for smaller children as there are some hidden drops if you go off the paths. There's a free car park on the right as you leave Grewelthorpe on the way to Masham but don't rely on it for spaces at weekends or holiday periods as it's very small.

Thank CambridgeMaggie
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

There are four different routes to follow from a short, relatively level, walk to the Ruin and back up to an entire circuit of the woods. The latter is challenging, particularly after recent rainfall, but well, well worth it. The scenery is spectacular and the view from the terrace of the Ruin (limited access times) on a clear day, must be one of the best in England

Thank DavidHSedgeford
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very picturesque woodland with selection of paths. Some of the paths are steep and rocky so not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Some paths follow winding river that is quite fast flowing.

Thank JanLawson_66
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I went on the shorter walk through the woods and it was just lovely. There's plenty to see as you walk round, the path is easy to follow and there's just a lovely atmosphere. I was on my own but I would imagine that this would be a lovely walk for families

1  Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We came here with friends on a hot, sunny Sunday. My friends had walked here before, and thought my husband and I would enjoy it... How right they were. I did find some areas a struggle, but this is down to having a blood clot recently and still have some weakness in my leg, but so glad I did get to see some beautiful spots and views while roaming. Even our friends were lost and we walked where they hadn't previously. Worth a visit to walk near the river, to see the castle ruins, the beach and everything in between and beyond. A lovely beauty spot, enjoyed by many.

1  Thank helenh567
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