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iFootpath features in Countryfile Magazine

As part of a joint project with Ryedale District Council, we spent three weeks in early Summer 2016 creating walking guides from the various market towns within this beautiful corner of North Yorkshire. One of the towns in question, Helmsley, is thrilled with the results and the iFootpath Helmsley walking guides featured in a July article for Countryfile Magazine.


Helmsley is already a popular tourist destination and no wonder. It has everything you'd expect in a quintessentially English market town and more: a vibrant market square, independent, specialist shops, excellent places to eat and drink, an imposing castle, friendly locals, a babbling brook, a walled garden, bird of prey centre, microbrewery, open air


 swimming pool and more than 50 listed buildings.

The visitor information point was very keen to be able to give better advice to visitors looking for local walks starting from the town. And that’s where iFootpath came in. There are now five walking guides that visitors can follow via the iFootpath App or can print from the iFootpath or Visit Helmsley websites. With the shortest being an easy-access 2km trail suitable for pushchairs and the longest being a 13km ramble through the remote woodland hillsides, there really is a route to suit everyone. The five walks are: Beck Dale, Riccal Dale, Rievaulx Abbey, River Rye and Helmsley’s discovery trail.

Carolyn Frank, chairman of Helmsley in Business and owner of Libby Butler Jewellers, said: “We’re delighted that the council took up our suggestion of creating these wonderful walks, and that they are now going to be available to visitors in a variety of easy to access ways. It means that both enthusiastic or hobby walkers can come and explore a new route they’ve never tried before. We have had great feedback from Ryedale residents already, who didn’t know about these ‘hidden’ paths, and we hope that it means more people can enjoy the beautiful walks we all love in Helmsley. There are of course many more that have not yet been mapped, but these are a great start to get to know the town and its surrounding area.”

You can see the Countryfile Magazine article at

27 July 2016

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