River Swale in Springtime

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 12
2022

20 people attending

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7 people waitlisted

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Mar 11 at 12:45:00
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10 miles/ 16.1km , some steep sections, paths can be narrow and winding

Join Steven and the OutdoorLads for a less challenging, relaxed slower paced hike around Swaledale both upstream and downstream of this pretty Yorkshire market town.

The walk visits the terrace around the castle walls , then spends time visiting many of the local points of historic interest close to and higher above the rocky roaring river.

The route makes use of the winding paths in the dense deciduous woodland on the steeper slope avoiding the very steep set of steps built by prisoners of war. There are distant glimpses of the Hambleton Hills and the higher Pennine fell tops when crossing to the southern side of the valley. The feeling is of very much in wilder more remote countryside even though the town is never really far from you.

The walk also passes the old railway station although redundant in train travel terms this has been reborn as a venue for food, cinema and arts and crafts shops.  

On the final stretch of this rewarding day out after crossing an old railway bridge the impressive ruins of an abbey are revealed and demand exploration and photography.

So if you want an easier more sociable walk round in early spring please come and join the OutdoorLads in a town easily accessible from the A1 and with good public transport links.

Photo Credits - All the photographs used on the event page were taken by the walk leader and kind permission has been given for OutdoorLads to use.

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
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River Swale view from bridge beneath castle
Walk group hiking through woodland in late afternoonsunshine
Wild Rose white petals yellow centre
Abbey ruins on banks of the Swale
Stone Bridge over River Swale
Waterfalls in a rocky river view
River Swale view from bridge beneath castle
Walk group hiking through woodland in late afternoonsunshine
Wild Rose white petals yellow centre
Abbey ruins on banks of the Swale
Stone Bridge over River Swale
Waterfalls in a rocky river view

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