GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Wetherby to Spofforth Castle

3 miles (5 km)

Follow the Wetherby Railway Path from Wetherby to Spofforth on this easy walk or cycle in Yorkshire. The route is also known as the Harland Way and runs for about 3 miles along a now disused railway line. It starts with a tree lined section before opening out into the countryside with nice views of the surrounding farmland. You then come to the pretty village of Spofforth where there's some nice 18th century cottages and the fascinating Spofforth Castle. It's well worth spending some time strolling round the ruined castle. The former manor housewas built byHenry de Percyin the early 14th century. It was later ruined during theEnglish Civil Warand is now run byEnglish Heritageas a tourist attraction.
After exploring the castle you can head into Spoforth village and enjoy refreshments at one of the nice village pubs.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you can pick up the Ebor Way in Wetherby. Following the trail west will take you through the lovely Wharfedale to Harewood House.

Wetherby to Spofforth Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wetherby to Spofforth Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wetherby - Bridge

Wetherby

Ingbarrow Bridge (geograph 4427443)

Trail view

Poppies and Corn - geograph.org.uk - 490864

Poppies and Corn

View from the Harland Way - geograph.org.uk - 222344

View from the Harland Way

Cows near Spofforth - geograph.org.uk - 490872

Cows near Spofforth

18th century cottages, Spofforth (7598731952)

18th century cottages, Spofforth

Spofforth Castle (7651412952)

Spofforth Castle 1

Spofforth Castle (7584773636)

Spofforth Castle 2

GPS Files

GPX File

Wetherby to Spofforth Castle.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Wetherby to Spofforth Castle.mmo (right click - 'Save As')