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Easy Access Walk

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk, Kepwick

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk, Kepwick


This is a short easy stroll along the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills from where there are distant views to the Yorkshire Dales. Try to walk this route in August when the heather is in full bloom.
The walk is easy, with maximum gradients down and up of 1:20. It is likely to be suitable for people with impaired mobility or with a pushchair, wheelchair or mobility scooter. The walk has no steps or stiles. The path condition will vary depending on the weather.

This linear walk is approximately 1 mile (1.6k) in each direction.
Path details – This is a very gentle undulating walk mainly on short turf but with a short rutted track towards the end.

Nearest facilities
There are no immediate facilities. The closest are at Thirsk and Osmotherley where there are accessible toilets.

Start this walk at the top of Kepwick
Bank (Map OS Outdoor Leisure 26. Grid ref 490915)
This comes immediately after the gate at the top of Kepwick Bank that leads you onto the moor top.

Follow the Cleveland Way northwards for 1 mile and return by the same route. The walk may be extended for another mile to the trig point on Black Hambleton. The track is fairly level but stoney.


North Yorkshire,



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Map reference: SE 468908  Lat: 54.31125 Long: -1.28179