This family friendly walk near Malton takes in views across Ryedale’s low lying farmland.

Starting Point:

The village of Great Habton in Ryedale (5 miles from Malton).

family friendly walk near Malton


Approximately 2 ½ miles across the fields surrounding Great Habton.


In the Village.


The village pub – The Grapes Inn (closed Mondays).


1) Head out of the village, on the road towards Kirby Misperton, leaving the Grapes Inn pub behind you (on your left). Just past the last farm at the edge of the village you’ll see the public footpath sign on your right.

2) Walk across a couple of fields following the gates, heading for this barn:

Barn on family friendly walk near Malton

3) Carry on, passing to the left of this barn. Follow the track, to a solitary tree and continue on the track keeping to the left hand side of drainage ditch. Ahead you will see a collection of buildings amongst some trees.

4) As you approach the trees, the footpath isn’t clear , but pass to the right hand side of the copse, alongside the field. Passing the first house you pick up a cinder path, which takes you past a small collection of cottages on your right hand side.
Family Friendly Walk near Malton forked path

5) Once passed the cottages , the track forks (as shown above) and take the right hand fork, which takes you onto the Ryton Rigg Road.

6) On the road, turn right and follow the road back into Great Habton. This was once a gated road, but remains a quiet road dotted with farms and used only by local traffic. Do however be aware of passing vehicles.


The walk is flat. Terrain is across fields, cinder paths and tarmac. The plantations, hedges and ditches provide habitat for a variety of wildlife. If you’re lucky, you may see owls, hares or, as we did, some deer:
Family Friendly Walk near Malton deer spotting

Staying at Spring Cottage?

Well this walk is on your doorstep. Perfect for some mid-morning gentle exercise before settling down for Sunday lunch at The Grapes Inn or it’s the perfect early evening stroll, before heading back to the cottage to cook supper.

Why not grab your walking boots and book yourself a stay at <<Spring Cottage>>


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