A picturesque circular riverside walk from Stamford Bridge to Kexby returning via woodland, fields and a disused railway line.
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- what3words for start point: ///skidding.ramble.circles
- Start / Finish Point: Stamford Bridge
- Distance: 7 Miles
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This walk starts and finishes at The Square, Stamford Bridge (bus 10 from York) where refreshments and public toilets are available. Walk towards the River Derwent and after crossing over the stone bridge cross the road and follow a riverside footpath heading south-west.
The path passes under a large viaduct which was originally part of the York to Beverley railway line. The path then follows the course of the river heading south and is a good place to see many river birds and aquatic plants. Note that the route has many small narrow bridges which cross ditches. The river is of international importance for wildlife and is home to salmon, eels and otters. Look out for mute swans, kingfishers and great-spotted woodpeckers.
Upon reaching the A1079 step over a low roadside barrier and immediately turn right and after passing a care home turn right again. The path then passes through Scoreby Wood. After exiting the wood turn right at a footpath sign. Walk straight ahead and upon reaching another junction with footpath signs turn right again. This route passes the site of the lost village of Scoreby, a long-lost village and then passes a farm where you may be lucky to see alpacas.
After passing several rural houses the track turns right following a surfaced path that runs adjacent to the A166, After passing through a wooded area the path turns right and joins a disused railway line that leads into Stamford Bridge after passing over a viaduct with good views of the river. The path passes the disused Stamford Bridge Station. and the Old Station Club Bus 10 to York can be caught outside the Old Station Club or alternatively turn left after passing the club and follow Church Road which leads back to the Square, the starting point for the walk.