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Cross, castle and ram on green discEbor Way

122 km / 76 miles

N Yorks, W Yorks, York
A relatively gentle walk, taking its name from Eboracum, Roman York. From Helmsley it heads southwards to Hovingham and crosses undulating farmland to Strensall, from where the River Foss is followed to York. The city is crossed on the path along its medieval walls and is left along the banks of the River Ouse. At Tadcaster the route turns west and continues along the Wharfe valley and the Ainsty bounds to Wetherby and Harewood. Here the Way climbs to the gritstone outcrops of the Chevin and Cow and Calf Rocks on the edge of Ilkley Moor before descending to Ilkley in Wharfedale.

The Woodall bridge (SE365460) across the River Wharfe near Collingham (between Sicklinghall and East Keswick near Wetherby and part of the Ebor Way route) is closed as it is dangerous. The A659 road to Collingham, as a diversion, has no pathway. The closure notice has just been extended by a year to 14/09/14. The closure of Woodhall Bridge effectively closes the Ebor way as detours are long, and/or difficult. It has already been closed since March 2013. This closure also affects the Tidewater Way and the White Rose Way.

East Keswick Parish Council has been lobbying hard for the bridge repair to be effected and for the popular link with Sicklinghall to be reinstated. the bridge was badly damaged by a tree trunk being carried downstream and becoming stick next to a supporting pillar. Months of the trunk hitting the pillar caused it to dislocate and affect the structural safety of the bridge. NYCC engineers had to determine what lies beneath the damaged pier and therefore what options are available for re-securing it. This research has now been completed and engineers are interpreting the results and designing the repair. The design and cost estimates are due in October and once these are known the project can be put out to tender. Until that time it will not be possible to put a final timescale on the project. Mr Rayner (Rights of Way NYCC) said he knew that lack of dates was being interpreted as inaction and 'lack of intent' but he wanted to reassure villagers that 'we are actively working towards the solution and so far there has been no delay due to lack of funding' adding 'we have already allocated funding to get to the final design stage and will be in a position to consider the repair funding once that cost is known'.

24 June 2014

North Yorkshire County Council announced a short time ago that approval had been given for the repair of Wood Hall Bridge which connects East Keswick with Sicklinghall across the River Wharfe.

In an email to East Keswick Parish Council today, NYCC confirmed money was agreed and contractors were being mobilised and a start date would be confirmed soon. This was greeted as excellent news by the Parish Council which had lobbied hard for the repair to be made, enlisting the support of both neighbouring MPs.


Strider News - April 2014 (Route Diversions)

Woodhall Bridge between Sicklinghall and East Keswick near Wetherby- part of the Ebor Way route is closed. The closure notice has just been extended by a year to 14/09/14. The closure of Woodhall Bridge effectively closes the Ebor way as detours are long, and/or difficult. It has already been closed since March 2013.

 

East Keswick Parish Council has been lobbying hard for the bridge repair to be effected and for the popular link with Sicklinghall to be reinstated. the bridge was badly damaged by a tree trunk being carried downstream and becoming stick next to a supporting pillar. Months of the trunk hitting the pillar caused it to dislocate and affect the structural safety of the bridge. NYCC engineers had to determine what lies beneath the damaged pier and therefore what options are available for re-securing it. This research has now been completed and engineers are interpreting the results and designing the repair. The design and cost estimates are due in October and once these are known the project can be put out to tender. Until that time it will not be possible to put a final timescale on the project. Mr Rayner (Rights of Way NYCC) said he knew that lack of dates was being interpreted as inaction and 'lack of intent' but he wanted to reassure villagers that 'we are actively working towards the solution and so far there has been no delay due to lack of funding' adding 'we have already allocated funding to get to the final design stage and will be in a position to consider the repair funding once that cost is known'.

 

For the latest information please see http://www.eastkeswick.org.uk/latest-news/420-river-bridge-repair-progress

 

Details:

Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Cross, castle and ram on green disc Waymark: Cross, castle and ram on green disc
Attributes: Easy; Moorland; River
Start:
SE613838 - Helmsley, N Yorks
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Finish:
SE112480 - Ilkley, W Yorks
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Web Sites: GPS Routes - Ebor Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Folder: Ebor Way (J K E Piggin - 2000)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation: No 54  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Carlton Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Helmsley YHA, Helmsley,York, North Yorkshire < 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Tykes Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Ivy Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Hotels: The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Townend Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Plumpton Court  (bookable online) 3 Km 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rockery Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: New Buckland  (bookable online) 4 Km 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Shallowdale House  (bookable online) 5 Km 7 Km
Self-catering: Sunset Cottages  (bookable online) 2 Km 11 Km
Self-catering: Beck Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 14 Km
Hotels: Worsley Arms Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 14 Km
Caravan Park: Robin Hood Caravan Park (Hire)  (bookable online) 3 Km 17 Km
Camp Site: Robin Hood Caravan Park (Tourers/Tents)  (bookable online) 3 Km 17 Km
Self-catering: Home Farm Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 17 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lime Kiln House  (bookable online) 3 Km 19 Km
Self-catering: Terrington Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) < 1 Km 21 Km
B & B Accommodation: Old Wells  (bookable online) < 1 Km 21 Km
Other: Ganthorpe Gate Farm  (bookable online) 2 Km 21 Km
Other: Hall Farm  (bookable online) 1 Km 24 Km
Self-catering: Wood Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 25 Km
Self-catering: Thompsons Arms  (bookable online) 2 Km 31 Km
B & B Accommodation: Claxton Hall Cottage Guest House  (bookable online) 4 Km 32 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oaklands Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 39 Km
Self-catering: Merricote Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 40 Km
B & B Accommodation: Orillia House  (bookable online) 4 Km 41 Km
Self-catering: Church View B&B and Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 4 Km 41 Km
B & B Accommodation: Church View B&B and Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 4 Km 41 Km
B & B Accommodation: Skelton Grange Farmhouse  (bookable online) 4 Km 42 Km
Hotels: Holiday Inn Express York  (bookable online) 1 Km 43 Km
B & B Accommodation: Cumbria House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Crossways Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Tower Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Carousel Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bowen House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Blakeney Guest House  (bookable online) 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: York House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ascot House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
Self-catering: The Garden Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 45 Km
B & B Accommodation: Foss Bank Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Palm Court  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Monkgate Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: York City Apartments  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: 5, 6 & 12 Monkbridge Court  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: City Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Cavalier  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Hotels: Best Western Monkbar Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: Cloisters Walk Holiday Accommodation  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: Goodramgate Apartments  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Hotels: Grays Court  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: The Townhouse  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: The Old Brewery  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Thornfield House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Mowbray House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Park View - Haxby Road  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Mont-Clare Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bowmans Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Arnot House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bootham Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Greenside  (bookable online) 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Bloomsbury  (bookable online) 1 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Heathers Guest House  (bookable online) 2 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Sleepers Guest House  (bookable online) 2 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: Number 34 Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: York Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Brentwood  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Amber House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beckett Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Grange Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Marmadukes Town House Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: St Peter's Grove  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Groves  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Burton Breaks  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Beechwood Close Hotel  (bookable online) 2 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hazelwood  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bootham Gardens Guesthouse  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Blossoms York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Georgian House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Georgian Mews  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Airden House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Hedley House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Knowle House & Properties  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: The Grange Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: 3 Bedford Mews - Bootham  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: The Churchill Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Bootham Luxury Apartment  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hostel Accommodation: York YHA, 42 Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Clearly Apartments  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: The Minster Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: No. 21 York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Crook Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: 23 St Marys  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Alhambra Court Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Queen Annes Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Lamb & Lion Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bootham Tavern  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Jorvik Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Coach House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Alcuin Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Sycamore Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Best Western PLUS Dean Court Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Guy Fawkes Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hostel Accommodation: The Fort < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Talbot Court (Apartments 1 & 2)  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Galtres Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Saint George's Keep  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Victoria Cloisters  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Popeshead Holiday Apartments  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Luxury at Apartment 2 in York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Riverside House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: St. Marys Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beech House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
B & B Accommodation: Abbey Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Hotels: Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa  (bookable online) < 1 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: George House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: St Paul's Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Best Western Kilima Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Holgate Hill Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bishops  (bookable online) 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Apple House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: The Eden's Retreat  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Carlton House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ace Hotel York (was York Backpackers) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Bar Convent  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Ashberry  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Wheatlands Lodge Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Newington Hotel  (bookable online) 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Hotel du Vin & Bistro  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Acer Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Barrington House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Farthings Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Linden Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Warrens  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ashley Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Southlands Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Hotels: Middletons Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: The Riverside York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Hotels: The Queens Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: Grange Properties  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: CityLets York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: Apartment 5 in York  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Hotels: Hotel 53  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Barbican House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: Conway Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fourposter Lodge  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bull Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: Apartment 15 Luxury Holiday Home  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Self-catering: 5 Escrick Street  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
Hotels: The Lighthorseman  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: York Priory  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Moorgarth Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Avondale Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Holly Lodge Guesthouse  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Vic Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Staymor Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hillcrest Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 49 Km
B & B Accommodation: Limes  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Moorland House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Gregory's  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
Hotels: Knavesmire Manor Hotel  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
Hotels: York Marriott  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Curzon Lodge and Stable Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
Self-catering: Hob Moor View  (bookable online) 2 Km 50 Km
Hotels: Holiday Inn  (bookable online) 2 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Burswood Guest House  (bookable online) 2 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Turnberry House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Midway House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Hollies Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Adams House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 51 Km
Hotels: The Plough Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 51 Km
B & B Accommodation: Pinfold Cottage B&B  (bookable online) < 1 Km 51 Km
B & B Accommodation: Deighton Lodge  (bookable online) 4 Km 52 Km
Hotels: Middlethorpe Hall & Spa  (bookable online) < 1 Km 52 Km
B & B Accommodation: Grimston House  (bookable online) 5 Km 53 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Naburn Station, Naburn, York 2 Km 54 Km
Hotels: Days Inn Wetherby  (bookable online) 2 Km 80 Km
Self-catering: Fir Tree Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 100 Km
Other: Arthington Lodge  (bookable online) 3 Km 100 Km
Self-catering: Bramble Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 106 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 122 Km

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Route Profile:

121.8 Km (75.7 miles)
1,548 m (5,079 ft) ascent
296 m (971 ft)  maximum height