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Long Marston

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Long Marston and Great Ouseburn, Shipton by Beningbrough, Tadcaster, Wetherby, York

England / North Yorkshire / Long Marston

Long Marston’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Long Marston from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Great Ouseburn—Long Marston
Grelon one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 115m Descent 104m
Long Marston—Shipton by Beningbrough
Longshi three Review me Distance 23km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Long Marston—York
Lonyor one Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 50m Descent 46m
Long Marston—York
Lonyor two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Tadcaster—Long Marston
Tadlon one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 75m Descent 67m
Wetherby—Long Marston
Wetlon one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 88m Descent 97m

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Collective progress

54% of Long Marston’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

0/6

surveyed

3/6

verified

9 people have contributed to Long Marston’s Slow Ways

10 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Long Marston

62km out of 96km have been walked and reviewed

215km of reviews have been shared in Long Marston

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Tadlon one

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I walked this route from Tadcaster to Long Marston on a mild overcast day in mid March. I used OS Explorer map 290 alongside an InkAtlas print-out and had no problem finding the route which was straightforward and well waymarked....

Yorkie Christine

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Used the route for a pacy run, nice and flat and mainly on paths so this worked really well. Managed the whole route in just over an hour, walking back in about 2.5 hours. Would use it again....

Douglas Kell

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The detour into the woods in Acomb takes longer, but gives you the peace away from the main roads....

Rob Orr

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Chloe Aldous took this photo on Lonyor two

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The access is easy, if there are a few of you be prepared for skinny pathways near the fields....

Chloe Aldous

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Some parts of the walk were particularly overgrown and difficult to get through, but this may be typical for the time of year. The walk down the side of Rufforth runway was particularly fun, light aircraft occasionally take off from here but the walk down the side is safe....

James Hewer

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This was walked from Long Marston and was an extension of another walk from York to Long Marston (LONYOR ONE)....

Martin

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The route is easy to navigate, with the only drawback being the ring-road crossing near the start of the walk. However, I continued this walk beyond Long Marston and onto Tadcaster, so breaking off here was very timely....

Martin

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We combined this walk with Lonyor one (https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Lonyor/4123#overview) to create a route from York to Tadcaster....

James

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We took about 2.5 hours to reach Rufforth, then about another 40 minutes to reach Long Marston....

James

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The route out of Long Marston was very straight forward as we headed gently upwards parallel to the B1224. Views open up (photo 1) all the way to the White Horse north and then we turned left and followed a very long lane up to Healaugh Grange. We then followed the public bridleway past Healaugh Priory (photo 3) all the way to Tadcaster. This lane drops us at the edge of Tadcaster and it is a straight forward walk into Tadcaster (photo 4)....

Paul Br1366

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The route into Askham Bryan was straight forward (photo 3 - church). We followed the road through Askham Bryan along a very quiet road north as it narrows to a farm. The airfield is surrounded by wheat fields (photo 4) but has always been cut to show the footpath (I have done this route many times). From Rufforth to Hutton Long Marston we turned left opposite the Rufforth church and followed a small lane all the way to Hutton Wandesley. After this point the footpath opened up to a track which we easily followed all the way to Hutton Wandesley and then turned onto the main road to Long Marston. at Long Marston - making the break at Rufforth Cafe more important * Walk from Askham Bryan to Rufforth (this is unique due to the runway) * Rufforth to Long Marston...

Paul Br1366

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Duncan Woodhall took this photo on Lonyor two

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The first part of the route from Long Marston to Rufforth is not very accessible, but the rest of the route from Rufforth to York is on tarmac surfaces. The route starts in Long Marston and follows the road through the village and past the church, before turning off through the Hutton Wandesley Estate towards Rufforth. It's fairly short though, and the route soon emerges in Rufforth after passing through a few gates....

Duncan Woodhall

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I combined it with LonYor2 to make a longer route between Tadcaster and York. The route was direct and generally easy to follow; the gpx file was accurate, and the route was usually fairly obvious....

Duncan Woodhall

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North of Skelton, however, there are options to shorten the route if desired, by bearing right towards Overton at GR559555 and staying on the quiet road all the way to Shipton, or by using the route of Shiyor one....

Yorkie Christine

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Long Marston—Shipton by Beningbrough

Yorkie Christine added Longshi three, a new walk from Long Marston to Shipton by Beningbrough

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Traversing farmland, three delightful rural villages and the suburban streets of Acomb, the route resembles an old "steeplechase" or "point-to-point" as the towers and spires of Long Marston, Rufforth and Acomb parish churches form the most prominent landmarks. Other points of interest include passing under the flight path of Rufforth airfield, the artificial hill at Harewood Whin nature reserve (formerly landfill site), York's new community woodland, Fishponds Wood nature reserve in Acomb, and a panoramic view of York's railway heritage. The route follows the same route as Lonyor one as far as Rufforth village, using a country lane, a farm track and then field edge footpaths....

Yorkie Christine

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Lonyor two

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Long Marston—York

Yorkie Christine added Lonyor two, a new walk from Long Marston to York

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Yorkie Christine took this photo on Lonyor one

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After leaving the suburbs of York the route passes through the pretty villages of Askham Bryan and Rufforth before arriving at its attractive final destination. There are few views to speak of, owing to York's flat terrain, but points of interest along the way include York city walls, Hob Moor, the 3 villages and their lovely old churches, Rufforth pinfold and an operational airfield....

Yorkie Christine

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Great Ouseburn—Long Marston

Slow Ways added Grelon one, a new walk from Great Ouseburn to Long Marston

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Long Marston—York

Slow Ways added Lonyor one, a new walk from Long Marston to York

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Tadcaster—Long Marston

Slow Ways added Tadlon one, a new walk from Tadcaster to Long Marston

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Wetherby—Long Marston

Slow Ways added Wetlon one, a new walk from Wetherby to Long Marston

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Long Marston, Sun 14 April

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Long Marston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE5019751131

Lat / Lon

53.95386° / -1.23657°

Easting / Northing

450,197E / 451,131N

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