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“Fantastic views!”

White Horse of Kilburn
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$43.18*
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Private North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from Leeds
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Thirsk
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thirsk
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic views!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth the small parking fee for the view alone! Cross the main road opposite the car parks and walk along the scar edge to the top of Kilburn White Horse watching out for the gliders taking off and landing (very entertaining).Distance 2 miles along a very good level path.
Alternative views over Lake Gormire by choosing the path along the opposite side of the Scar (free maps available from the Visitor Centre).
Lovely café with bird watching station (also bird camera in the Visitor Centre)
Well maintained toilet facilities.
Picnic benches.
One of my favourite places in Yorkshire.

Visited July 2013
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Great Hockham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Parked at the visitor centre pay & display.

Inside there are maps of local walking routes available and the friendly staff are happy to give advice on the suitability of the different walks for your party. Lots of info & history on the moors and surrounding area.

On a clear day the view is amazing, you can see for miles. The walk to the White Horse past the Gliding Club is fairly easy and very pleasant, but the best way to see the Horse itself is from a distance. Take note of the warnings from previous reviews, if you choose to walk back through the woods, it is not for the faint hearted.

There is a car park at the bottom of the Horse which can be reached by going through Kilburn, but again the best view of the Horse is from a distance.

Visited July 2013
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Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely view of the surrounding area”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great place to go for a walk fab scenery the Sutton bank visitor centre has some interactive things for children and good facilities.

Visited July 2013
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Panoramic views worth the walk”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

On a clear day you can see for miles, if you go on a weekend and the gliders are in action it is quite a sight

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good walk & views”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The steep climb up the steps is well worth the view you get at the top. Be sure to wear flat shoes / walking boots.

Visited July 2013
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