Longer Walks Round Northallerton
The Striders exist to deliver healthy walks to people of all abilities in Northallerton, and we do this by leading and guiding walks and by encouraging people to get out and walk themselves.  In this section, we present a wide range of walks from 'health miles' (so you can check your progress) to five mile walks and longer, designed to get you out and walking.

We split walks into 1 and 2heart and 3 and 4heart walks which equate to about 30 minutes, 1 hour, 90 minutes and 2 hours respectively - or 2 Km (1 mile), 4Km (2.5 mile), 6Km and 7.5 Km (4.5 mile).  The 1 and 2 heart walks were created for Hambleton Strollers, and are kept on here for reference - the Striders only do 3 and 4 heart walks, so these are the ones that are being maintained and added to.

We would also love to publish your walks round Northallerton and district, so if you have a walk description, please let us know and we will get it on line for you.

Click here to see the 1 and 2 heart walks

3 and 4 heart walks

Ainderby Steeple – Equestrian Centre – Northallerton Linear
 



4 miles
4 Hearts

 
Walk back from Ainderby Steeple to the North End, via the golf course and Castle Hills.


  
Aldborough Riverside
 



2.6 miles plus
3 Hearts

 
This short circular walk along the river can be extended with an out-and-back along a quiet country lane to make it 2 hours. Start and end at the Ship Inn - highly recommended.
Also, see the official Ure Walks guide


  
Bedale – Crakehall
 



4.2 miles
4 Hearts

 
Mainly well trodden paths with some road walking, up to 6 stiles. Several alternatives including a stile-free option.


  
Boroughbridge - Milby - Kirkby Hill
 



3.3 miles
4 Hearts

 
Although described in an official Ure Walks guide, this route is very overgrown just North of Milby, where it follows a narrow track between two fields.


  
Borrowby Long Lane
 



3.5 miles
4 Hearts

 
Road walk along the ridge, then drop down through the fields and return via footpaths.


  
Brompton - Stobthorn and Long Lane
 



4.8 miles
4 Hearts

 
This walk goes the full length of Fullicar Lane and out to Stobthorn Farm before returning down Long Lane. Not yet walked, there may be a stream crossing without a bridge...


  
Brompton Fullicar Lane to Lowfields
 



2 miles
2.5 Hearts

 
Not really a 2 heart walk although it's only an hour, this route has stiles, a short but steep bank and plenty of gates. Combine with the Halikeld Bridge route to create a 4 heart walk.


  
Brompton – Long Lane (Hallikeld Bridge)
 



3 miles
3 Hearts

 
4.7 km, 90 mins - short version.
Ford may be impassable in wet weather.


  
Brompton, The Granges
 



4 miles
4 Hearts

 
Brompton Grange and Fullicar Lane - or shorter route via High Grange


  
Brompton, The Granges and Hallikeld Bridge
 



5.3 miles
4 Hearts

 
A longer walk, combining two of the above.


  
Crakehall Circular
 



3.7 miles
4 Hearts

 
Circular walk round Crakehall. This walk follows part of the route of the Bedale to Crakehall walk, but loops back to start and finish at the pub (The Bay Horse)in Crakehall


  
Danby Wiske - first half
 



2.6 miles
3 (for this half of the walk) Hearts

 
Half a figure of eight walk, this is a short walk on it's own.


  
Danby Wiske - second half
 



2.0 miles
4 (for the full walk Hearts

 
This is the other part of the Danby Wiske figure of 8, with a short distance along the Scorton road which can be quite busy.


  
East Cowton - Pepper Arden
 



3.5
4 Hearts

 
Another of our original walks, this one was our Royal Wedding Walk in 2011.


  
Ellerbeck - Fox and Hounds - Northallerton
 



4.5
4 Hearts

 
Catch the bus out and walk back. This is the shortest route from Ellerbeck, but there are a number of other routes you could take. The footbridge over Cod Beck at the start of this route was moved by the floods in 2012 and may be closed.


  
Ellerton (Lakeside / Otterburn Mill)
 



4.4 miles
Hearts

 
Walk from the Lakeside Cafe to Bolton - on - Swale and back beside the flooded gravel pits, this is a walk through the rural landscape and the post-industrial which is slowly being reclaimed by nature.


  
Exelby Circular
 



4.4 miles
4 Hearts

 
A walk which explores the old A1 (now the A6055) before looping round the North and West of Exelby to return from the other side.


  
Forum 90 minutes - North and South
 



3.7 miles
3 Hearts

 
Quite a long 90 minute walk, but no stiles and plenty of shortcuts, so go for it and simply cut a corner if you run out of time. Can also be walked from Stone Cross, which has free parking, or park outside the Standard and have a coffee there at the end.


  
Forum – Fox and Hounds via Turker Beck
 



2.1 miles
3 Hearts

 
The second shortest route from the Forum to the Fox and Hounds, we walked this in July 2011. Quite a steep grass slope makes this a short, sharp walk but the views are worth it.


  
Forum – Fox and Hounds – various routes
 



4 to 7 miles
4 Hearts

 
Various routes starting at the forum, going out to Stone Cross then up to the Fox and Hounds before returning via Scholla Lane or Dibdale Woods.

Walked on Good Friday 2012.

There is a stile-free option - this is on bridlepaths and roads, so it could be used as a Tramper route (although the short stretch through the wood is slightly overgrown) or cycled.


  
Fox and Hounds - Pill Rigg Farm
 



3.7 miles
4 Hearts

 
Fox and Hounds - Chester House - Pill Rigg Farm with optional return past Old Toms Barn.


  
Fox and Hounds - Pill Rigg Farm
 



3.7 miles
4 Hearts

 
Fox and Hounds - Chester House - Pill Rigg Farm with optional return past Old Toms Barn. No stiles, all roads and bridlepaths


  
Fox and Hounds - Stank Hall - Kirby Sigston - Chester House
 



4 miles
4 Hearts

 
Circular walk 4 miles, 3 to 5 stiles, mainly track and road walk with some grass and one crop field on the longer version


  
Gormire Lake
 



4 miles
4 Hearts

 
A walk from Sutton Under Whitestonecliff to Gormire Lake and back via Carr Lane. Gormire Lake is at the bottom of Sutton Bank, but this approach avoids the worst of the hill (it still has about 300 foot of ascent).


  
Great Langton to Morton - Road Walk
 



4.2 miles
4 Hearts

 
Catch the bus to Great Langton, walk down the road to Morton, then catch the bus home. Apart from an optional visit to the local church, this route is entirely on quiet country roads so it is good for a winter walk.


  
Great Ouseburn / Upper Dunsforth
 



3.3 miles
4 Hearts

 
Mainly road and field walking, this route crosses a very wet area - even in summer.


  
Green Hammerton
 



4.4 miles
4 Hearts

 
A walk mainly across fields, this route had a couple of obstacles when walked in May 2012 but was still an enjoyable walk.


  
Hackfall Woods
 



3.8 miles
4 Hearts

 
Hackfall Woods have a large number of permissive paths and interesting remains to explore. This route is an outline using public footpaths, but the area is worth exploring. There are a lot of steps and hills, and the ground is always wet and muddy in places, so be prepared.


  
Kirkby Fleetham, Kirkby Hall and Great Fencote
 



4 miles
4 Hearts

 
Walk log for our walk round Kirby Fleetham in November 2011 - a great walk apart from the horizontal hailstones in the last half mile!


  
Morton (South)
 



2.5 to 6.5 miles
2, 3 or 4 + Hearts

 
A selection of paths South of Morton on Swale which can be put together in many combinations.


  
Osmotherley - High Lane
 



3.7 miles
4 Hearts

 


  
Fri May 11 2012
Pickhill and Swainby Abbey
 



3.9 miles
4 Hearts

 
Following an old railway and a couple of green lanes, this triangular route passes an abbey, a roman castle, and a very old river crossing.


  
Ripon Canal
 



2 hours
4 Hearts

 
The Striders walked this without me, so I need feedback to complete the guide!


  
Romanby - Golf Course - Ainderby Steeple
 



5.6 miles
4 Hearts

 
Longer version of the Golf Course circular, returns via Warlaby.


  
Scruton - Fencote Circular
 



4.5 miles
4 Hearts

 
A fairly flat walk, the outbound part is along a quiet country road and the return is across fields. Good pub at the end.


  
 



2.7 / 4.2 miles
3 / 4 Hearts

 
Two walks starting from the Sion Hill car park - or save half a mile by doing them together.


  
Stone Cross - Brompton - Strikes
 



3.4 miles
4 Hearts

 
A triangular route with one side across the fields. The return along the main road is a bit noisy but safe as the verge is wide.


  
Strikes 60 minute circular
 



2.4 miles
3 Hearts

 
This is only a 60 minute walk if the stiles are intact and if you have a small group. There are 12 stiles and possibly a herd of water buffalo to get past, so don't start this unless you have plenty of time.


  
Sutton Bank - White Horse - Circular
 



3.7 miles
4 Hearts

 
A flat walk with excellent views - or a steep descent with a hundred steps back up - the choice is yours!

This route needs rewriting to start and end at the Gliding Club - you can sit and eat a bacon butty while watching the gliders come and go!


  
Thornton le Beans - Sandy Bank - Knotto Bottom
 



3.5 miles
4 Hearts

 
This walk can be very muddy, and it includes an interesting stream crossing with a rope to pull yourself up the other side. Catch the bus out and walk back.


  
Thornton le Beans – Pillrigg Lane – Green Lane
 



3.8 miles
4 Hearts

 
A circular walk along the old Roman Road, which is now very quiet. It's hard to imagine a Roman legion marching along there!


  
Thornton le Moor - Purgatory
 



3.8 miles
4 Hearts

 
Basic route is stile-free, but there is an option for going over 3 stiles if you really want to.


  
Thornton le Moor South
 



3.1 miles
4 Hearts

 
Millennium walk, this is quite a short walk which has been extended up Endicote lane but still only just qualifies as 4 heart.


  
Thornton- le-Moor - Thornton House Circular
 



5.3 km
3.5 Hearts

 
One of our first walks, this is still a favourite. No real stiles,but the track is deeply rutted in places and can get very wet.


  
Mon Jun 4 2012
Thrintoft North
 



3.8 miles
4 Hearts

 
Walk round Thrintoft, designed for the Jubilee Barbecue so it's based on Jenny's house but can easily be based on the pub instead.


  
Thrintoft – Morton – Ainderby Steeple Circular
 



4.5 miles
4 Hearts

 
Walk from Thrintoft heading South to Morton then looping back through Ainderby Steeple and returning via the Equestrian Centre


  



We are adding new walks as fast as we can - Please call back soon to see what we have added!

 












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