Broxa Forest Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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9.3 km
Elevation
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475 m
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Broxa Forest Trail

The Broxa Forest Trail is a fantastic all-season walking route in North York Moors National Park that features a tranquil forest setting and scenic views. While out walking the trail, you will make your way along the edge of the escarpment known as Barn’s Cliff to take in views overlooking Harwood Dael, before looping back through the forest on the return leg. This trail is perfectly suited for the entire family and is even dog-friendly, meaning your canine companions can join in on the fun.

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Route Description

If you are after a fairly laidback adventure in the forest that will allow you to reconnect with nature and enjoy some breathtaking views across the North York Moors National Park, then you will want to give the Broxa Forest Trail a shot. Featuring coniferous plantations, mixed woodlands, and scenic viewpoints from atop Barn’s Cliff, this truly is a fantastic walk that can be enjoyed by nearly everyone.

Setting out from the car park, you will head to the west and make your way along the edge of the escarpment, enjoying the beautifully scenic views from atop Barn’s Cliff that overlooks Harwood Dale and the picturesque fields and forests of the surrounding area.

After reaching the southwest corner of the route, you will turn back to the northeast and continue on through the tree cover, taking some time to fully appreciate the tranquility of the woodland atmosphere as you make your way back towards the car park where you began your adventure along the Broxa Forest Trail.

Getting There

To get to the Broxa Forest trailhead from Scalby, head west on Hay Lane for 1.4 mi and make a sharp right onto Swang Road. From here, continue on for 2.8 mi to arrive at the trailhead.

Route Details

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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