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Roecliffe River Walk with the dog, North Yorkshire


Dogs will enjoy the mix of fields and river path on this very rural footpath. It can get very sploshy in wet weather - be warned! Sadly the very dog-friendly pub has now closed which makes this more of a doggie pitstop now.


The walk starts at the public footpath sign to the right of the church. Follow the path parallel to the church yard, and through a wooden gate. Bear half right in a small farmyard to go through a metal gate into a field, and follow the direction of the yellow footpath arrow here. Watch out for sheep in this field.  The path leads downhill to the bank of the River Ure, where you turn to walk with the river to your right. From here on the path stays by the river and passes through fields with crops. The easiest place for dogs to access the water is in the third field where there is a clear view of the bank and river. As this is a there-and-back walk, it is possible to turn round at any point. We walked as far as the large pylon, which took almost 30 minutes in total.  Walk length: 25-50 minutes. Wellies/boots needed in wet weather

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Report review micheleclement3 - Driving with Dogs


Pink 163 Points
13 September 2017

Really enjoyed this stop off. Close to motorway and easy to find. Roecliffe is a delightful village and the pub was charming- dog friendly with excellent food and helpful staff.

Although it was a there and back walk it was beautiful: lovely countryside and the river for the dog to splash in.

Report review Jane267 - Driving with Dogs


Green 23 Points
10 April 2015

This was a fabulous walk. The village is beautiful. Had a picnic on the bench by the church and then walked 4 fields and back. No mud in sight and Lily had a wonderful time in the river in field 3. THANK you for bringing us here. Great break from a long journey on Easter Monday

Report review YvonneA - Driving with Dogs


Green 36 Points
21 March 2015

Excellent walk, not muddy. The pub is superb with dog friendly bar, excellent food and dog friendly accommodation too. A pawfect stop on a four journey to Washinngton.

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