Activities on the Swinton Estate

Walking

20,000 acres of Yorkshire countryside

Swinton Estate has an abundance of walking routes, from riverside strolls to bracing hikes across the moors. There are over 63 miles of public footpaths along with numerous permissive trails.

In association with AllTrails guides, we have six illustrated walks available to download from their app or website (as well as four further walks within the Parkland and Gardens), with walking routes available by kind permission of Swinton Estate.

From the Country Club at Swinton, there are two woodland and riverside loop walks. There is also the Country Club to Swinton Bivouac route (one way or loop) which heads through the Parkland up to the edge of the moors. The Country Club has parking, The Terrace Restaurant and Bar (also dog friendly), and accommodation at the Swinton Park Hotel or High Swinton holiday cottage.

Two of these start and finish at Swinton Bivouac, taking in the stunning landscape of the moors and the intriguing Druid’s Temple in the woodland. There is parking (charge) and the dog-friendly café for refreshments (there are Yurts and Tree Lodges for those wanting to stay in the area). There is also the downhill Swinton Bivouac to Swinton Country Club route which can be walked one way or as a loop walk. Please note, the final part of this walk into Swinton Park’s parkland and gardens is through a coded gate. Entrance to the parkland and gardens requires a ‘Day Visitor’ pass, which can be obtained by calling 01765 680 900 to pay over the phone, or by visiting the Estate Shop at Swinton Country Club before parking at Swinton Bivouac. The ‘Day Pass’ provides access across the Estate, including parking at the Bivouac.

People walking through a moor in North Yorkshire

What’s included

  • Swinton Park to Bivouac: A 5km (3 mile) linear or 10km (6 mile) ‘there-and-back’ walk. View walk
  • Masham Circular: A 6km (4 mile) circular walk around the North Yorkshire market town of Masham. View walk
  • Nutwith and Hackfall: A 10km (6 mile) circular walk via the River Ure and Hackfall Woods. View walk
  • Bivouac to Swinton Park: A 5km (3 mile) linear or 10km (6 mile) ‘there-and-back’ walk. View walk
  • Bivouac, Druid’s Temple and Sole Beck:  An 8km (5 mile) circular walk with a journey of discovery. View walk
  • Swinton Moorland Walk: A 24km (15 mile) circular walk from the Swinton Bivouac site. View walk

FAQs

Use the links above or visit AllTrails.
Entrance to the parkland and gardens requires a ‘Day Visitor’ pass, which can be obtained by calling 01765 680 900 to pay over the phone, or by visiting the Estate Shop at Swinton Country Club. 

The activity takes place at Swinton Estate.

North Yorkshire
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