Thornton-le-Dale - Dalby Forest - Howl Dale - Thornton-le-Dale

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Thornton-le-Dale, considered to be one of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire, is an excellent start and finish for a walk. It is easily reached by bus from almost any direction and has a large car park close by. The start of the walk goes past tea rooms and bakery shops, then past a stunningly beautiful thatched cottage. Follow Thornton Beck up to Ellerburn and maybe visit the Norman church of St Hilda's and pay a visit to the Cosy Nook tea room. See the Lumber Jill's sculpture near the start of the Dalby Forest Drive and enjoy the view. This is an excellent place for a lunch break. Turn west through mixed woodland and pass through the farm at Low Kingsthorpe, turning south-west to follow Howl Dale before picking up the path by Haggs House to return to Thornton-le-Dale through fields. Now is decision time: ice cream or tea and cake in the village centre.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
24/05/2019 - John Glover

Proceeded on this walk last week. There is a sign at the Cosy Nook Tea Room saying closed for all of 2019.

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