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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

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Dilly4472 wrote a review Sep 2020
Spilsby, United Kingdom649 contributions262 helpful votes
Beautiful walk through this wooded valley and beside river. Very tranquil. Loads of bird song. In a few weeks time I guess the autumn colours will be spectacular. After heavy rain it was quite mucky - go prepared with stout footwear. Sadly some paths and suspension bridge are no longer available due to landslides and fallen trees. However we did a good 3.4 mile circuit from carpark to Plankey Mill on west side of river, returning on east side and crossing back to carpark on the road bridge.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gizmoid wrote a review Jul 2020
York, United Kingdom30 contributions24 helpful votes
Walked from the NT car park (£2 for 4 hours or £4 all day) to Plankey Mill - approx 3 mile round trip (not suitable for pushchairs). Crossed over the bridge at Plankey Mill and back the other side. Plenty to keep my 9 and 11 year olds interested, including lots of wildlife. The river path has slipped away at one point but the detour is clearly marked. The path can be steep at points and I would keep tightly hold of younger children as some of the slopes are incredibly steep. There is a little beach where it is possible to paddle and skim stones. Lovely place.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tinkerbelle wrote a review May 2020
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom267 contributions58 helpful votes
29/5/20 visited today not too busy £2 entry fee. New bridge as the older rickety one has been taken away. Did the circular walk and most people social distancing !! Take a snack and drink if you’re planning on staying for a bit as the little take away shop no longer there. There is a toilet which wasn’t too bad if you ignore the flaky paint 😀 it was clean enough and had loo roll and free to use at the farmhouse. Lots of people enjoying the sun and a splash in the river, a great day and would return. Not much changed in the last 45 years or so, still a lovely spot.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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chris c wrote a review Oct 2019
Scarborough, United Kingdom43 contributions33 helpful votes
We had a beautiful walk today along the newly restored middle path which was great at this time of year with the trees changing cookout. The walk is not particularly easy as it is up and down but it’s well worth the effort. We went there and back along the same path however despite the wonky bridge being washed away it is still possible to return along the opposite side of the river as well.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Eyesightphoto wrote a review Oct 2019
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Allen Banks and Steward Gorge suffered much damage during the storm of 2016 washing away much of the riverside bank and thus we had to climb uneven steps to travel along the gorge, certainly not suitable to those with walking difficulties. The maps need updating as the lower walk is still shown as is the swing bridge. Only a small sticker on the front of the leaflet informs and we missed this. Climbing upto the top of the gorge was strenuous for us with uneven steps. However the walk back down to the car park was easy. We really enjoyed the walk and will visit again if in area. The dog really enjoyed it though top marks from him.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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