Local Walks

By Katherine Robinson

Walking the footpaths around Bugthorpe

One of the things I love about living in Bugthorpe, is being able to go for a nice walk straight from my front door. There is a good network of footpaths, so there’s always a route of the right length. I’m a relative newcomer to the village so I didn’t grow up with the fields and woods as my playground. I bought OS Explorer Maps 294 and 300, and have got to know the public rights of way over the last few years. I’ll be doing an occasional series of walks for the Bugthorpe Village website which I hope might inspire some residents to try something different, or help visitors to the area.

If you are driving to Bugthorpe to start a walk, there are plenty of places to park while keeping gates and passing places clear. Visitors may like to know, you can get a hot drink and something to eat from the village shop (see the Post Office website for opening times).

There may be livestock in some of the fields so please keep dogs under control, and remember cows with calves can be particularly dangerous. Please check the Ramblers website advice if you are not aware of the risks:

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/walking-near-livestock.aspx

The map below shows the footpaths in the area I hope to cover during the series. I will use it to help describe the routes but it is not a substitute for having an OS map if you aren’t familiar with the area. Apart from being less accurate, it doesn’t contain lots of interesting information like locations of tumuli, or useful information like contours! However, I have updated it relative to my OS map, where I’ve noticed that some paths have changed route and some field boundaries have been removed.

As I check more routes, I discover small errors in this overall map and update it.

Last update: January 2021.

For a printable pdf of a higher resolution map, click here.

If you notice any mistakes on the maps or routes, please contact us at bugthorpevillage@gmail.com