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|Kilburn White Horse Trail|
|Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 03 Apr 2017||Walk Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Kilburn|
|A 1.5 mile circular walk around the Kilburn White Horse in North Yorkshire. If you and your pooch love a short sharp start to get the blood pumping, then this little walk is for you. Once you’ve done the climb, you are rewarded with superb views of the Vale of York and there are even some woods for you to explore on the way down.
The walk begins with a long steep climb including several flights of steps. There is a hand rail to help on the steepest sections. After the initial climb, it is all level and then downhill. There are no stiles on route and the route is free from livestock. Allow 1 hour.
The walk starts at the dedicated Kilburn White Horse car park which is free and located on Low Town Bank Road. From A19 York to Thirsk road, follow signs to Kilburn then brown signs direct you to the White Horse car park. Nearest post code is YO61 4AN, but this is not the exact location so follow the signs (not your Sat Nav) once you are nearby.
|Start to White Horse|
Start point: 54.2239 lat, -1.213 long
From the car park, follow the sign for the White Horse Bank Walk at the bottom of the stone steps. Head up the steps, some are quite steep and the smallest of dogs may struggle but Izzy had a go good and she really enjoyed it! There are great views behind you across the Vale of York as the White Horse itself comes into view to the left.
|White Horse to Gliding Junction|
Start point: 54.2249 lat, -1.2122 long
Continue along the path, keeping the carving to the left. Close up, the White Horse is disappointing – views are far more rewarding from the approaches. There is a roped fence to your left, keep ahead – ignoring another path to your right, dogs will be fine off the lead but beware the end of the runway belonging to the gliding club. It is a good idea to keep your pooch under close control or on a lead here – especially when the winch is despatching gliders into the sky.
|Gliding Junction to End|
Start point: 54.2302 lat, -1.211 long
Take this sharp left turn. Head down the rocky eroded path with a fence handrail to the right and trees to the left. At the bottom of the slope continue over another small rise and you’ll reach a staggered T-junction with a red marker post in front of you. Turn left to join this path.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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