Brayton Barff

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Brayton Barff Location

Brayton Barff is is in the Vale of York and approximately 20 miles south of York itself and just off the A19 between the villages of Thorpe Willoughby and Brayton just south of Selby. The Barff and its sister woodland Hambleton  Hough are not easy to miss as the are the only 2 wooded hills in the flatlands of the southern Vale of York, the Barff being the larger of the pair.

From the North or South you need the A19, from the East or West you need the A63. The Barff is literally at the intersection of these 2 roads. From the Intersection head into Brayton village and turn left at the traffic lights onto Barff Lane and it is around 1/2 mile along this road to the car park on your left hand side. Please note that there is a 1.8 metre (6ft) height restriction bar on the entrance.

For those with a SatNav, the car park bearings are 53o46’12.38” N and 1o06’41.73” W. There are no other services other than the car park at the Barff. The main loop walk is approx 1.3 miles long and is suitable for push chairs and wheelchairs but please be careful as while the Barff is supposed to be pedestrian only, some folks still use their bicycles there, often at some speed. There are many other footpaths you can use too but these are not suitable for the push chairs and wheelchairs. The views from the very top are stunning and the York Minster and Wheel can be seen with the naked eye on a nice clear day and easy to spot with binoculars on most days.