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Westow and the River Derwent

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YO60 7NE
Henlow Lane England YO60 7NE GB

This is a pretty circular walk. You can park on the roadside in Westow village and there is a fantastic dog-friendly pub called The Stone Through Inn too.

Begin by the Blacksmiths Arms and head towards the sign for the road to Kirkham and York. At the junction, take this road for a short distance before turning right at the end of the stone wall. Take the track, keeping the hedge to the left. This track will eventually become enclosed by trees until it reaches a road junction.

Cross and head along the road opposite, following the sign for Firby, before turning right at the bridleway sign for the river Derwent. The road soon turns into a track leading through fields. Pass the treelines ahead and then turn left.

Where the path bears right, pass through the gate and head towards the river. The path bears right and takes you along the riverside that is now on your left. The waymarked gates will lead you through the fields to Jeffry Bog.

Cross a footbridge, you should see on your left a waymarker sign pointing right.
Head away from the river, up the bank towards a kissing gate in the top right-hand corner of the field. Then cross the road and following the bridleway sign, head for Church Farm Kennels.
Where the lane bears left, follow the waymaker into a field. Follow the hedge line on your left and head for a kissing gate.

Follow a quiet road, heading away from the church. The road turns 90 degrees left and heads back towards the village.
Follow a path to the right-slightly uphill between two fields. Approaching the village, the road become quite residential- there is a dog waste bin here.
Turn left at the end of the road, heading back into Westow.

Distance
4 to 7 mile walk
Location
Westow
Pushchair/ Wheelchair Accessible
No
Lead Restrictions
Yes
Seasonal Restrictions
No
Parking
Free
Severity
Gentle
Refreshments Available
No
Sheep/Cattle
Yes
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