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Boroughbridge Easter Walking Festival 2022

Over 200 walkers took part in the Boroughbridge Walking Festival held over the four days of the Easter weekend.
People from as far afield as Leeds, Wetherby, York, Beverley and Thirsk joined walkers from the local community to enjoy fresh air, pleasant countryside and, this year, glorious weather!
The walks included outings in the Helperby, Whixley, and Great Ouseburn areas; a visit/guided walk around Staveley Nature Reserve; a short “Town Tour”; a Battlefield (Battle of Boroughbridge, 1322) walk; and two more challenging hikes, one to Myton-on-Swale via Kirby Hill (8.5 miles) and the Ripon Round (17 miles, completed by no less than 14 walkers!)
Organised by the Boroughbridge Area “Walkers are Welcome” group, part of the national WAW organisation, walks are sponsored by local businesses with the aim of encouraging visitors to the town and the enjoyment of its amenities, e.g. tea rooms and pubs
If you would like to help organise or participate in the leading of any walks; or generally help with next year’s Easter Walking Festival, please contact us. For further details, in addition to links to other walks in the area, visit

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