Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

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This is a very pleasant riverside walk especially in the spring when the wild daffodils are on display. At their height in April the daffodils carpet the fields and glades adjoining the path. It starts at a car park with toilet facilities and ends at the Daffy Caffy where typically a cup of tea and bacon sarnie is the staple. There is a constructed path along the whole route though there are several steep gradients for short sections. select the gradient makers on the trail map to check these out. There are 16 gates that must be opened and closed to keep the cattle and sheep secure. There are seats at the start and finish but only two benches along the route. You can check their position on the trail map. A walk to the first bench and back avoids most of the steeper gradients.

Surveyed by: Ian Newman, July 2014 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 2.2 km

Public Transport: The North York Moors National Park runs a Moorsbus service through the valley during busy periods. - See more at: http://www.visitryedale.co.uk/explore-ryedale/farndale#sthash.ED011Dle.dpuf
Car Park: There is a car park at the start of the walk.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Yes there are public and accessible toilets at the start of the walk.

Full Profile

There is a tarmac car park at the start of this trail at OS Grid Ref: SE672952

Blue Badge parking bays There is a tarmac car park at the start of this trail at OS Grid Ref: SE672952

A toilet block including an accessible toilet is adjacent to the car park.

Accessible toilets A toilet block including an accessible toilet is adjacent to the car park.

At busy times there is an overflow car park on grass  with blue badge  parking places near the entrance. grass

CarPark At busy times there is an overflow car park on grass with blue badge parking places near the entrance. grass

The trail starts behind the post box on the edge of the car park

Start The trail starts behind the post box on the edge of the car park

This is the first of 16 gates along the route. All are wider than 1 metre and have latches that can be reached from both sides.

Gate This is the first of 16 gates along the route. All are wider than 1 metre and have latches that can be reached from both sides.

There is a gradient of about 15% (1 in 6) for 15m or so.

Gradient There is a gradient of about 15% (1 in 6) for 15m or so.

 

Gate

There is a slope of about 10% (1 in 10) for 3m.

Gate There is a slope of about 10% (1 in 10) for 3m.

This is typical of the latches you will find all along the path.

Gate This is typical of the latches you will find all along the path.

 

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The path rises at a gradient of about 10% (1 in 10) for 30m or so.

Gradient The path rises at a gradient of about 10% (1 in 10) for 30m or so.

 

Gate

The gradient is about 10% (1 in 10) for some 20m.

Gradient The gradient is about 10% (1 in 10) for some 20m.

 

Gate

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Surface The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

 

Path

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Surface The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

This is the first of only two seats along the trail.

Seat This is the first of only two seats along the trail.

 

Feature of Interest

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Surface The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Surface The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

 

Path

The second seat is just before the biggest slope along the path.

Seat The second seat is just before the biggest slope along the path.

The slope gets as steep as 24% (1 in 4) along this 30m stretch.

Gradient The slope gets as steep as 24% (1 in 4) along this 30m stretch.

 

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The slope down is up to 17% (1 in 6) for 35m.

Gradient The slope down is up to 17% (1 in 6) for 35m.

 

Feature of Interest

 

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Gate

The gradient is 27% (1 in 4) for 10m

Gradient The gradient is 27% (1 in 4) for 10m

The path may be muddy after wet weather.

Surface The path may be muddy after wet weather.

 

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Path

 

Path

The gradient is about 16% (1 in 6) for 10m.

Gradient The gradient is about 16% (1 in 6) for 10m.

 

Gate

 

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The gradient is 22% (1 in 5) for 10m

Gate The gradient is 22% (1 in 5) for 10m

 

Gate

 

Gate

This is probably the steepest slope on the trail approaching 30% (nearly 1 in 3) for 18m.

Gradient This is probably the steepest slope on the trail approaching 30% (nearly 1 in 3) for 18m.

There are slight steps on this slope.

Surface There are slight steps on this slope.

The path may be muddy following wet weather.

Surface The path may be muddy following wet weather.

The gradient is 27% ( i in 4) for about 10m

Path The gradient is 27% ( i in 4) for about 10m

The slope down is 18% (1 in 5) with some cross slopes up to 15% (1 in 6) for 10m

Path The slope down is 18% (1 in 5) with some cross slopes up to 15% (1 in 6) for 10m

Another muddy patch after rain.

Surface Another muddy patch after rain.

 

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Information

 

Gate

The slope is 17% (1 in 6) for 5m.

Path The slope is 17% (1 in 6) for 5m.

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Surface The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

 

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Gate

 

View

 

Gate

 

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View

The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

Path The flagstone surface may be uneven in places.

 

Gate

You should be able to smell the bacon by now.

Path You should be able to smell the bacon by now.

If you haven't arranged a pick up you can rest with a cuppa before heading back along the route you came.

End If you haven't arranged a pick up you can rest with a cuppa before heading back along the route you came.

 

Cafe

 

Cafe

Daffy Caffy Walk Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
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End
Path
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