Ainsty Bounds Walk

A 45 miles long distance path which navigates the countryside to the west of the City of York. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Tadcaster
Distance: 45 miles (72 km)
Grid Ref: SE488434
Climbing: 247 metres
Walk time: 18-22 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Ainsty Bounds Walk long distance footpath is mostly in North Yorkshire with a short section in West Yorkshire. It follows the boundaries of the ancient wapentake of The Ainsty, between the rivers Wharfe, Nidd and Ouse. As a circular walk it can be walked from any point, but is considered to start and finish at Tadcaster. From Tadcaster, and by taking a clockwise course, the walk visits Newton Kyme, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby Racecourse, Ingmanthorpe, Skewkirk Hall, Wilstrop Hall, Medieval village of Wilstrop, Moor Monkton, Nether Poppleton, York, Bishopthorpe, Acaster Malbis, Appleton Roebuck and Bolton Percy before returning to Tadcaster.

Useful Links:
Ainsty Bounds Walk Guide Book
Long Distance Walkers Association

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