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River Ure & Nutwith Common from Masham

Nidderdale AONB Walk

Region - Nidderdale AONB

County/Area - North Yorkshire - Nidderdale AONB

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.6 miles / 10.7 km    Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - River Ure & Nutwith Common from Masham
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This walk starts from the small town of Masham which is home to Black Sheep and Theakston breweries. The route includes a section of the Ripon Rowell Walk along the banks of the River Ure before continuing across Nutwith Common to use field paths and lanes to return to the start.

The start is Masham Market Place (grid ref. SE225807). From here follow the signed Ripon Rowell Walk east to reach the River Ure. The path follows the west bank of the River south turning away from the River Ure to follow the River Burn upstream to Low Burn Bridge (grid ref. SE226798). Turn left across the bridge and then left again still following the Ripon Rowell Walk beside the River Burn to re-join the path heading south along the River Ure. Continue for about one and a half miles along the Ure to reach a junction of paths near Limehouse Hill (grid ref. SE235777). Here you turn right leaving the Ripon Rowell Walk, which continues straight ahead, following the path to reach a car park on Thorpe Road (grid ref. SE230774).

Turn left along the road for a short way and then take the signed footpath on your right which heads west through Oak Bank Woods before turning north over Nutwith Common to reach Thorpe Road once again (grid ref. SE223782). Turn left along this road and after 250 metres bear left into Roomer Lane. After just over half a mile take the footpath on your right (grid ref. SE218789). This path leads across fields passing Low Swinton on your left to reach a road (grid ref. SE214797). Turn right along the road and follow it back into Masham and the start of the walk.

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