Middleham to Masham via Jervaulx Abbey

  • Bus from Masham to Middleham
  • Clings to the pretty River Ure
  • Castles, abbeys and country houses

The various ages of history are encountered on a 8 mile walk along the River Ure. Ancient abbey ruins at Jervaulx, a splendid castle at Middleham and some grand old country houses contrast with the bustle of Masham market and the peace of the riverside to create a walk that is full of interest and certainly took me longer than I thought (there is so much to see and do). Leave a day, have lunch at the tea room at Jervaulx Abbey and spend the night in the lovely market town of Masham.

Recommend: The two best times for this walk are High Summer or better still when the snow lies on the ground

Transport: The 159 leaves Masham square  at 10.03 and then every 2 hours (1210 is the best service on Sunday) taking 20 minutes to Middleham.

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Middleham to Masham map

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OS Map: O/S 1.25.000. 302 Northallerton & Thirsk Buy Map
Start Point: SE 127877. Froom the square walk due south past Middleham Castle until you hit the River River Cover. Turn left till it meets the Ure.
Height to Climb: 58 ms (190 feet)
Terrain: Riverside walking by its nature can be muddy and in places it is but the paths are good and aside from south of Jervaulx well signposted
Eating & Drinking: The tea shop at Jervaulx Abbey or the pub at Cover Bridge are two opportunities on the route to stop and refresh.
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Places to Stay: Thorpe Cottage, Masham