GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kirkby Malzeard Walks

12 miles (19 km)

This North Yorkshire based village is located in the Harrogate district just south of Grewelthorpe.
This circular walk from the village takes you south to visit one of the major highlights of the area at Studley Park and Fountains Abbey. The route makes use of a section of the Aislabie Walk, a long distance circular footpath which runs through the area.
Start the walk in the village and head south along the waymarked trail to Galphay where there is a woodland section and views of the Holborn Beck.
The route continues south through Aldfield and Spa Gill Wood before coming to Fountains Abbey. Here you can explore the fascinating ruins of the 12th century abbey and enjoy a walk around the beautiful Studley Park with its deer park and Georgian water garden. You can follow a section of the Ripon Rowel north east along the edge of the park and then pick up a bridleway heading north to Galphay Mill and Azerley Park.
From Azerley Park it is a short walk back to Kirkby Malzeard where the route finishes.


HG4 3RS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Kirkby Malzeard OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kirkby Malzeard Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kirkby Malzeard

  • Aislabie Walk - This walk follows a circuit that connected the estates and gardens of the Aislabie family in the 18th century
  • Grewelthorpe - This circular walk around Grewelthorpe uses the Ripon Rowel long distance trail to visit Hackfall Woods and the River Ure
  • Ripon Rowel - This is a circular walk around the Yorkshire city of Ripon, visiting South Stainley, Markington and Masham
  • Hackfall Woods - These peaceful woods near Grewelthorpe have miles of nice walking trails to try
  • West Tanfield - This attractive North Yorkshire village has some lovely riverside paths, a popular long distance trail and a delightful local woodland park to explore.
  • Studley Park and Fountains Abbey - This marvellous attraction boasts 800 acres of beautiful parkland set in the Yorkshire countryside
  • Newby Hall - This 18th century hall near Ripon has extensive grounds with views over the River Ure, herbaceous borders and woodland walks
  • Ripon Canal - Enjoy a short, waterside stroll along the Ripon Canal, on this easy walk in North Yorkshire


The Queen's Head is located on the Main Street at postcode HG4 3RS for your sat navs. They serve good food with parking and a garden available. They are also dog friendly.


Kirkby Malzeard market cross

The market cross atKirby Malzeard, North Yorkshire. Behind it is another Grade II listed building,Barkways and Greystone. There has been a creamery in the village makingWensleydale cheesefor almost 100 years

Looking across to Church Street, Kirkby Malzeard - - 2524253

Looking across to Church Street, Kirkby Malzeard

Kex Beck in Kirkby Malzeard taken from road bridge - - 1428501

Kex Beck in Kirkby Malzeard taken from road bridge

Mill Farm Azerley - - 3440462

Mill Farm Azerley

Galphay Inn - - 1130792

Galphay Inn. Galphay is a small hamlet approximately 5 - 6 miles from Ripon, North Yorks. The Inn is located at a sharp corner on the main road through this picturesque village.

Spa Gill Wood - - 2008970

Spa Gill Wood

Fountains Abbey - - 2655565

Fountains Abbey

Studley Park Lake - restored - - 2092262

Studley Park Lake

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