Gilling West - Ravensworth - Kirby Hill - Whashton.

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Take a walk in the little-known valley of Holme Dale, discovering the charming villages of Gilling West, Ravensworth, Kirby Hill and Whashton, all of which are located in a picturesque landscape that lies south of the busy A66.
One of Richmondshire's most rewarding rambles, it enchants in any season.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Richmondshire

Features

Birds, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
18/10/2020 - Trefor Davies

Myself and my wife enjoyed this walk, we did the walk in Oct 2020. Lots of nice scenery. We stopped for a drink at The Shoulder of Mutton in Kirby Hill, a lovely pub and COVID measures were in place, we did not have to book. The pub in Ravensworth was closed the owners are looking for someone to run it. There had been a lot of rain and the beck near point 20 was high, luckily we had good walking boots and tracking poles for balance. We will definitely do this walk in the future.

18/06/2019 - Steve Wallace

A very pleasant walk indeed and very dog-friendly, most of the stiles having dog gates and mostly sheep and cattle free. As mentioned, the one climb is to Kirby Hill, but the views on the ascent are well worth the effort. We did divert from the route at Kirby Hill, taking the footpath South of the village, accessed by diagonally crossing the green (while noting a 16c alms house), rather than sticking to the road. This is a grassy route which rejoins the road via a short bridleway and I think is worth it for the short extra distance it adds. On our walk we did encounter a field with a large number of cows with calves at the start, who were displeased with our presence (though they had already just been unsettled by a large group of walkers in the opposite direction). We were fine, but I know some walkers are very nervous around these beasts. Well recommended though, and we will return.

27/05/2014 - Sue Davison

Still a wonderful walk - very picturesque. I did this walk with my husband yesterday on Bank Holiday Monday on a lovely sunny day and some of the scenery is stunning - the English countryside at it's best. The walk is mostly flat except for one steep climb up to the church. One criticism of the navigation comments - at point 2 the description of a T-Junction is a bit confusing - I would say a better description would be to keep to the left and then turn left at the end down behind the side of the building.

30/12/2009 - Andrew Cartlidge

Well what a wonderful walk. We decided to do this as a starter for my son to learn to read a map (he did really well). We did it in the snow with two dogs and the views were great. Would recomend it...

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