Connect Bedale with Slow Ways

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North Yorkshire

Slow Ways linking Bedale and Catterick Garrison, Masham, Middleham, Northallerton, Pickhill

England / North Yorkshire / Bedale

Bedale’s five Slow Ways are 30% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 1/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

Help connect Bedale

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Bedale’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Bedale from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bednor one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 117m Descent 117m
Bedpic one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 81m Descent 97m
Catterick Garrison—Bedale
Catbed one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 106m Descent 207m
Masbed one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 138m Descent 95m
Midbed one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 139m Descent 228m

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Collective progress

30% of Bedale’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









2 people have contributed to Bedale’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Bedale

16km out of 79km have been walked and reviewed

32km of reviews have been shared in Bedale

Latest Updates

Jeanne Hetherington took this photo on Bednor one

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The original route would have taken us onto this road for a shorter walk before joining field tracks. Field walking resumes on the far side of the bridge and the route crosses a farmed field. From here there is field walking to the outskirts of Scruton Village. Following a walk along paths to the edge Scruton, the route takes you through a field of cows (not inquisitive at all) and through a very short overgrown section before joining the lane. Back on field walking we followed the edge of a field as there was no discernible path across the planted field....

Jeanne Hetherington

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Rosemary McNulty took this photo on Bednor one

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Walked this route yesterday with my walking Pal, just a few days after Storm Babet called by - needless to say there was a LOT of standing water about! We crossed the railway line and then entered Romanby Golf Course - where the path we wanted was clearly in sight over the river Wiske. At the end of the lane we walked into Morton on Swale and through the village on excellent footpaths until we crossed over Morton Bridge and the river Swale. We opted this time to walk around the perimeter of this field on the grassed river defence and it took us exactly to where we needed to be alongside the farm, Alternatively here you could also have just walked a little further along the road after having crossed the Swale and walked up the access road to Morton Flatts Farm and be back on track too. We then walked through a housing estate before we found a delightful leafy track that took us all the way into Bedale, meeting the main road almost at the railway crossing for the Wensleydale Railway - we had crossed this line a couple of times already on our travels....

Rosemary McNulty

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Jeanne Hetherington pledged to walk Bednor one

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RoyPhillips surveyed Bedale

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Slow Ways added Bednor one, a new walk from Bedale to Northallerton

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Slow Ways added Bedpic one, a new walk from Bedale to Pickhill

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Catterick Garrison—Bedale

Slow Ways added Catbed one, a new walk from Catterick Garrison to Bedale

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Slow Ways added Masbed one, a new walk from Masham to Bedale

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Slow Ways added Midbed one, a new walk from Middleham to Bedale

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Bedale, Wed 28 February


Bedale’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

54.28880° / -1.59246°

Easting / Northing

426,628E / 488,206N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Bedale and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bedale's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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