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6 great spring walks in North Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 22 March 2017

Rylstone Cross by Carolyn Bell

Rylstone Cross by Carolyn Bell

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Bluebells, historic buildings and pathways. There’s something for everyone at springtime in North Yorkshire.

Bluebells in Middleton Woods, IlkleyBluebells in Middleton Woods, Ilkley

Ilkley and Middleton Woods

Visit Middleton Woods just across the River Wharfe from Ilkley and experience one of the most spectacular displays of bluebells in the country.

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Semer WaterSemer Water

Bainbridge

Follow a sections of the Cam High Road before visiting Semer Water, Yorkshire’s second biggest natural lake.

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Richmond Castle by Terry FletcherRichmond Castle by Terry Fletcher

Richmond

Explore beautiful Richmond before heading for a gentle valley walk around Swaledale.

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Kirkham Priory by Terry FletcherKirkham Priory by Terry Fletcher

Kirkham Abbey

Start out at Kirkham Abbey and explore the southern part of the Howardian Hills with fine views across the River Derwent.

Click here to view the walk around Kirkham Abbey

Cracoe Memorial on the ridgeCracoe Memorial on the ridge

Rylstone and Cracoe

Rylstone Cross was used as a marker post for monks crossing the moor from Bolton Priory. Enjoys the views of Wharfedale and as far as Pendle Hill.

Click here to view the walk around Rylstone

Nunnington Hall by Terry FletcherNunnington Hall by Terry Fletcher

Nunnington

This walk takes in the valley of the Rye and visits two of the most historic buildings in the area; Nunnington Hall and Stonegrave Minster.

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