This is based on a walk in Mark Reid’s book “The Inn Way”, with an addition to cross the Ure and come back via the Falls. Starting in West Burton, certainly (and claimed to be) a pretty village, head up out of the village southwest. Past the first barn deviate slightly right and follow the lines of gate stiles along and down to a track. Cross this and head north to the roads, taking them to cross Bishopdale Beck, and up the hill take the first path left, then a right to the west end of Thoralby. Right and first left up a lane leading eventually to Folly Lane. At the Aysgarth to Thornton Rust road we deviate off the Inn Way route left, then by a bridleway signed “Lowgill Bridge via Seata quarry 1/2 mile”, north into the quarry, a nature reserve run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Today it is just a pleasant place out of the wind for lunch, and it looks to be a floral paradise in summer. Continue to the main road, a relatively quiet one, and east to cross the Ure shortly. Paths lead to the old railway for a short while then alongside it and round Bear Park, very much a (precious) park, and down to the Ure by the upper falls. Over the road bridge the steps lead to St Andrew’s Church and north via obvious paths to enter West Burton from the northwest by more steps. A very pleasant 7 miles, less than 1000ft of ascent.
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