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River Swale Richmond

3 miles (5 km)

A short riverside walk from Richmond along the River Swale to the National Trust owned Hudswell Woods.
You can start the walk from Richmond Bridge and then pick up the footpaths to Billy Bank Wood, Round Howe and Hudswell Woods. It's a lovely stroll through riverside woodland with bluebells, wild garlic, lesser celandines and wood anemones to look out for. There's lots of wildlife such as chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers and a variety of butterflies.
The Richmond Way long distance footpath starts at Richmond so it's easy to extend your walking in the beautiful Swaledale. If you follow the trail west it will take you through Whitecliffe Wood to Applegarth Scar.
Our Richmond Circular Walk visits the historic castle and the rushing waters of Richmond Falls.

River Swale Richmond OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

River Swale Richmond Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

The River Swale at Richmond - geograph.org.uk - 71937

The River Swale at Richmond

River Swale at Richmond - geograph.org.uk - 612472

People enjoying the warm sunshine by the riverside. Richmond Castle is just out of the picture to the left and the town centre is on the hillside straight ahead.

Richmond and River Swale - geograph.org.uk - 33452

Richmond Bridge and River Swale from above

Holly Hill and the River Swale - geograph.org.uk - 951001

Looking down from the woods on Holly Hill towards the river

Billy Bank Wood, River Swale - geograph.org.uk - 75597

Billy Bank Wood, River Swale

River Swale at Round Howe - geograph.org.uk - 896422

Round Howe. Looking eastwards and downstream from the footbridge which crosses the river at this point.

The River Swale from Lowenthwaite Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2193704

The River from Lowenthwaite Bridge

River Swale near Whitecliffe Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1711834

Near Whitecliffe Wood. This photograph shows a view of the River Swale as it makes its way pass Whitecliffe Wood en route for Richmond Bridge. The picture was taken looking in a south-easterly direction towards Lownethwaite Farm.

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