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Kirkham Abbey & the Derwent

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  • Explore the remains of Kirkham Abbey
  • Pretty riverside walking along the Derwent
  • Some good views if/when you cross the A64

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There are so many highlights to surely the best walk near Malton. Kirkham Abbey, set splendidly near the river is one, the small villages of Low Hutton and Crambeck another whilst there is some excellent walking alongside the River Derwent and the circular of Chanting Hill offers some great views. I did this walk on a warm August day and drifted around in a little bit of a daze – it is like that, a walk from times past. There is also something pleasant about hearing but not seeing trains passing close by, again it is a reflection of a walk for the imagination.

Recommend: The exception to this is a thoroughly unpleasant crossing of the A64 near Hutton Hill Farm – the roadside is full of brambles and the traffic passing quickly. Either cross at your own risk , cross further down the road (York way) or it is certainly possible to not cross at all and walk down the fields picking up the route near Crambeck

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 300 Howardian Hills & Malton Buy Map
Start Point: SE 736659. I have started the walk at Kirkham Abbey (pub nearby) but it is just as convenient to start in Low Hutton or Welburn
Height to Climb: 152 ms (499 feet)
Terrain: The walking is generally well signposted and on good paths (much on the Centenary Way) but do note 'Recommend' above
Eating & Drinking: The Stone Trough is the obvious watering hole near Kirkham Abbey although the is a tea room at the Abbey. The only other options are in the pretty village of Welburn
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  1. John Earnshaw says:

    I walked this route today, a really nice walk with bits of everything, riverside walking, woodland and lovely villages. Just a couple of points, at the moment there is a diversion on the walk, it’s on the stretch of river at the Jeffry bog plantation, they are putting new duckboards down to stop erosion, the work should be completed shortly. Just after the Jeffry bog plantation it looks on your map as though you carry on besides the river but you need to leave the route and stick with the Centenary way and go up to the road, you can seem this clearly on the OS map. But a fantastic walk and well worth doing.

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