Brayton Barff walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

In the open valley of Pickering, this route flows through ancient woodland and is a great spot for bird watching and spring bluebells. Several other footpaths branch off to take you exploring through the woods or climbing towards the summit, which is the highest point for miles within an area dominated by flat agricultural land. Please note: these extra paths are less suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


South of the Vale of York


1 out of 4

Route Length

1.3 miles

Walking Time

45 Minutes

Terrain & Gradient

The path is and well-surfaced throughout (hard and smooth), with a consistent 2 metre width. Mostly gently undulating, however some sections are quite steep.

How To Get There

By car: Our free car park is located off Barff Lane, just west of Brayton (please note there is a 2 metre height barrier).

From Selby: Follow the A19 heading west. Stay on the A19 as it branches to the left by the town hall. After about 11/2 miles, turn right onto Barff Lane. After about a mile, the car park is on your left.

By public transport: There are bus stops within walking distance of Brayton Barff.


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