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Path along the river Ure flood bank
Path along the river Ure flood bank near Ellenthorpe Hall

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Route No. 215 - Saturday 21 April 2007
Myton-on-Swale, River Swale,
River Ure, Milby circuit -10km
Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire . . .

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Myton-on-Swale
Myton-on-Swale

We set off across Myton Bridge over the River Swale. Immediately over the bridge at map ref. SE 435667 we turned left to follow the path downstream along the river floodbank.

This afternoon my wife and I drove a few miles west of Easingwold to the little village of Myton-on-Swale where we parked at about 2pm.

River Swale from Myton Bridge
River Swale from Myton Bridge

Myton Bridge over the river Swale
Myton Bridge over the river Swale
Path along the river Swale flood bank
Path along the river Swale flood bank
One of many huge fields of oil seed rape in full flower
One of many huge fields of oil seed rape in full flower filling everywhere with its heavy scent

The confluence of the Swale and the Ure near Myton-on-Swale
The confluence of the Swale and the Ure near Myton-on-Swale

After about a kilometer we reached the confluence of the Swale and the Ure. Here we continued along the floodbank to follow the River Ure upstream for about 3km to Ellenthorpe Hall.

Path along the river Ure flood bank
Path along the river Ure flood bank
Speedwells on the river bank
Speedwells on the river bank
Dead swan wash up on the river bank
Dead swan washed up on the river bank
River Ure near Ellenthorpe Hall
River Ure near Ellenthorpe Hall
An April lamb
An April lamb
An impressive bed of a wild gunnera by the river Ure
An impressive bed of a wild gunnera by the river Ure

Horse riders in Milby
Horse riders in Milby

We sat on a seat under a large horse chestnut tree for some refreshments before walking along a fairly busy road for about 850m to a junction at map ref. SE 408683 where we turned right.

We walked along the floodbank for almost a kilometer beyond Ellenthorpe Hall and took the path across the field to the village of Milby where we emerged onto the village street at map ref. SE 402677.

The village street in Milby
The village street in Milby

Busy road through Milby
Busy road through Milby
Crop sprayer working in a field near Milby
Crop sprayer working in a field near Milby
Track from Clott House farm back to Myton-on-Swale
Track from Clott House farm back to Myton-on-Swale

Ewes at Clott House farm
Ewes at Clott House farm

The whole route had been 10km and had taken us about two and a half hours to walk including our break in Milby.
I underwent some treatment to regulate my heartbeat last Wednesday and I'm feeling so much better. It's hard not to get too optimistic, but so far things are looking good!

We followed this lane for about 2km to Clott House Farm. Here the lane became a farm track and we continued along it in the same direction for over a kilometer to map ref. SE 434672. Here we turned right to continue along the track back to Myton Bridge and our starting point.

Track back to Myton Bridge at the end of our walk
Track back to Myton Bridge at the end of our walk