6 great Boxing Day walks in Yorkshire

Winter Castle Howard mausoleum snow

Winter at Castle Howard - Credit: David Burrows

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

Winter's day at Bolton Abbey and Wharfe River

Winter's day at Bolton Abbey and Wharfe River - Credit: Danton Vorster

Bolton Abbey
December 2019 issue
With rolling pastures, wild moorlands, meandering rivers and a healthy dose of history, this could just be your ideal pre-Christmas walk. All visitors must pre-book their ticket on line
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Bench near Sharp Haw

Bench near Sharp Haw - Credit: Terry Fletcher

Flasby
December 2018 issue
Enjoy the views into the Yorkshire Dales and, dare we say it, towards Lancashire during this lovely walk.
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Sunrise over the Chevin, Otley

Sunrise over the Chevin, Otley - Credit: Dyfed Evans

Otley Chevin
December 2017 issue
Take a gentle meander through the trees of Otley Chevin Forest Park, always a popular walking location during the holidays.
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Hebden Bridge in the Snow

Hebden Bridge in the Snow - Credit: Rebecca Greenwood

Hebden Bridge
December 2016 issue
This circuit makes a fine walk for the short days of mid-winter but much of it might once have been done just as well on horseback and it follows in hoof prints both ancient and modern.
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Deer at Studley Royal Park

Deer at Studley Royal Park - Credit: Graham Clingo

Fountains Abbey
December 2015 issue
Sadly, the annual Pilgrimage between Ripon Cathedral and Fountains Abbey won't be going ahead this year. However, you can still visit Fountains Abbey, but you'll need to book a ticket for timed entry.
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Winter at Castle Howard

Winter at Castle Howard - Credit: Robert Taylor

Castle Howard
December 2013 issue
Castle Howard's Gardens, Grounds and Adventure Playground remain open daily (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) the outdoor spaces will remain open daily 10am – 3pm last entry.
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