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Kirkby to Galphay circle walk with the Galphay Pub Half way around (great for earning and then burning off a Sunday lunch)


Distance:4mi / 6.4km

Total climb:64m / 209ft

Leave the site turn left & head into the village, turn right again following the main road  and cross the bridge near buzzards Tyre garage. Immediately turn right  following the river and driveway past 2 property s , over 2 fields and 1 bridge (2)  then continue until the next corner and cross a meadow (3) Follow through the woodland passing Braithwaite Hall. Then tune Right over a cattle grid and down the house drive to Galphay Village. At main gates head down the hill and find the pub 

At stage (4) head into the parkland then head left at the style over 2 fields towards a woodland , pass west leas farm and over the valley towards ivy bank. or from step 4 you can follow the road for kirkby malzeard 







The Aislabie Walk


A journey through picturesque landscapes Studley Royal | Laver Banks | Hackfall

Short route 7.5 miles (12 km) Allow 3 hours Medium route 11.5 miles (18.5 km) Allow 6 hours Long route 17.5 miles (28 km) Allow 8 – 9 hours Map OS Explorer Sheet 298 ‘Nidderdale’ Start/Parking Lakeside car park (pay & display), Studley Royal Deer Park (Grid Ref: SE 279 692). Refreshments Pubs, cafés and/or shops at Fountains Abbey, Galphay, Kirkby Malzeard and Grewelthorpe.

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Crackpots Mosaic Trail, Dallowgill, near Kirkby Malzeard

This enjoyable trail around part of Dallowgill is illuminated with 22 mosaics depicting local scenes and flora and fauna which might be encountered along the route. The trail was created as part of a community project to celebrate the designation of Nidderdale as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mosaics were made in 1997 by ‘The Crackpots’ from Kirkby Malzeard who met regularly under the expert supervision of Margaret Murphy from Rural Arts North Yorkshire. This is one of my personal top local walks ! 

This walk can be started from the site, please ask to be shown the route on site and ill try to add a map in the future. 

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