White Horse of Kilburn

White Horse of Kilburn, Thirsk: Hours, Address, White Horse of Kilburn Reviews: 4.5/5

White Horse of Kilburn
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Russell H
Kidderminster, UK83 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a fantastic walk along the ridge from the white horse to Sutton Bank. The glider club was in operation and so in addition to the world beating views from every angle, we watched gliders being towed to take off and then landing.
We would recommend this walk wholeheartedly.
Written July 4, 2021
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Londoner016
London, UK855 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Really worth checking out. If you want to view the White Horse properly I would recommend stopping at Kilburn first as you don't get such a good view close up and may feel disappointed. Next you ought to do the loop past the hang gliding club to Sutton bank - on top of the horse but you won't actually see the horse. It's a very easy walk and the views are breathtaking.
Written February 8, 2022
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Dave W
Goole, UK7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Great day out and if you park at the car park at the bottom of the white horse it's free! The steps from the car park are very steep but worth it for the views at the top. We then walked along the flat path to Sutton bank visitor centre which is about 1 1/2 miles. You can't watch the gliders take off and land on the way which was interesting. Plenty of seats along the way for a rest of needed. A great few hours out
Written September 4, 2020
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,380 contributions
Aug 2021
We went to see the white horse rather than walk up to it where we knew we wouldn't get such a good view.

After a quick google, we discovered that the best view is just past the village sign as you enter Kilburn from Thirsk. There are 2 benches next to each other and a tiny laybay to pull into. It is right ahead of you enahancing an already beautiful landscape.

Definitely worth a stop in you are nearby.
Written August 19, 2021
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smac
Derby, UK330 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
You have two options: either park at the Visitor Centre (which is a decent little place to loose an hour) and walk just over a mile to the foot of the horse, or park at the foot of the horse itself. Whichever option you choose (we walked around the Visitor centre and then drove to the horse) be prepared for incredibly steep roads to drive up; to the actual horse itself, add a road that is scarily narrow aswell as steep and not big enough for two cars to pass into the mix and it becomes quite a hellraising experience even for a seasoned driver like myself. Luckily, we visited towards the end of quite a miserable day and therefore did not pass any other cars going up or back down.

It is worth a visit and I am glad I have seen it close up, but I have to say it looks better from a distance because close up you cannot see the head and it looks in a poor state of repair.
Written August 27, 2020
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Fiona S
Jamestown, UK17 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We were staying in Thirsk and decided to visit ‘the white horse’. We arrived at car park about 11am and being a nice day there were no car parking spaces left! We went further down the road and managed to park and walk back up the road. You can see most of the horse except it’s head from the car park. We walked up the steep stairs to the top, and followed the paths. It is a lovely walk with great views over the country side.
Written September 13, 2020
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fmm026
Plymouth, UK122 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Parked at Sutton Bank, paid for parking in the shop. Short walk to see the “best view in England” and then walked towards the white horse, down the steep steps. Hard to see the view from the bottom as the bushes need a trim! We walked back up through the woods. A nice walk. Worth seeing and keep your eyes peeled when driving across the moors to see it from a distance.
Written September 6, 2020
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Carolyn D
Leicester, UK28 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely walk along a proper path with great views across the countryside. We parked at the Visotor Centre - just over £2 for two hours. The only disappointment was that we expected to be able to see the White Horse from the walk and you couldn't. Youre on top of it! You have to go down to a car park (lots of steps!) and view from the bottom upwards. I have to say this was the one disappointment. Its not very impressive and needs alot of TLC to get rid of the weeds and "whiten" up the feature. Would still recommend this as the walk was amazing.
Written August 19, 2021
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Heather Robinson
58 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went as we saw it on the way to Leyburn. We went on the way back to the bungalow we were staying at. After some VERY STEEP roads with crazy bends I was very disappointed. As I have Osteoarthritis I thought we would be able to a least see the whole horse, and not a headless horse. I was unable to walk the 1 1/2 miles up the steps to the top of the horse and especially with my elderly dog. Wish I had read the reviews before going.
Written September 1, 2020
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perelle2019
Hartlepool, UK62 contributions
Feb 2020
Best viewed from a distance. Drove to the car park at the foot of it for a closer look, not nearly so inspiring. Walk to the top looked a bit hard going for us and a pretty unpleasant day, weatherwise, to boot, so gave it a miss. If you're more of a walker than us it might be worth a try but I'd definitely wait for a sunny day.
Written February 21, 2020
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