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Walking Rievaulx Circular Walk ( Download : )
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Rievaulx Circular Walk
distance 10.74km Vertical gain +143m Vertical drop -141m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Old Byland and Scawton - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around the countryside West of Rievaulx Abbey, passing the fish ponds that were established by the monks, the lovely village of Old Byland and its ancient church, then Caydale Mill and the valley that returns to the River Rye and the emerging views of Rievaulx Abbey.

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distance 9.17km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -197m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk around the lovely village of Goathland. You will see steam trains on the lines, two small waterfalls and have the chance to take refreshments at a unique country pub.

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distance 12.12km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -204m Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lockton - North Yorkshire

An interesting walk around and then through the geological feature known as The Hole of Horcum. There is a detour to the ruin of Skelton Tower and from there good views of the steam engines running on the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway. The rim of the hole has the remains of Iron Age earth workings taking the form of dykes.

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Baysdale circular walk from Hob Hole
distance 15.21km Vertical gain +320m Vertical drop -312m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Westerdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you around Baysdale which is remote and unspoiled. The route is generally easy to follow and it is best to chose a fine day so you can enjoy the views.

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distance 10.09km Vertical gain +352m Vertical drop -329m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

This circular walk from Great Ayton takes in the summit of Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument. Both of these features are worth exploring with the added bonus of some fine views across the countryside.

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A circular tour of Farndale: ridge top and valley bottom
distance 18.94km Vertical gain +337m Vertical drop -335m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Farndale West - North Yorkshire

This lovely walk takes you on a tour of upper Farndale; a delightful and peaceful valley in the North York Moors. Starting at Low Mill it heads immediately uphill onto Blakey Ridge and follows the old iron ore railway towards the head of the dale, with great views, before descending into farmland and eventually taking the riverside path back to Low Mill. Where the walking is on the road these are quiet and traffic will be infrequent.

Walking Sandsend Coastal Walk ( Download : )
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Sandsend Coastal Walk
distance 10.46km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -225m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lythe - North Yorkshire

A short and easy walk from Sandsend. Heading along the coast and then inland to pass through the quiet villages of Goldsborough and Kettleness before taking the coastal path back to Sandsend.

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distance 13.02km Vertical gain +234m Vertical drop -234m Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Spaunton - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.

Walking Dundale Pond from Levisham ( Download : )
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distance 7.42km Vertical gain +227m Vertical drop -230m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Levisham - North Yorkshire

A short walk in the North York Moors National Park. The start is the village of Levisham and the route takes you into Newton Dale before returning via Dundale Pond back to the start.

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distance 11.88km Vertical gain +373m Vertical drop -373m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

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distance 13.03km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -223m Durée 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rosedale East Side - North Yorkshire

A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.

Walking Troutsdale Circular Walk ( Download : )
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distance 16.2km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -284m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Snainton - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk has a feel of remoteness despite being only 12 miles from Scarborough. Good views into the Troutsdale and Upper Derwent valleys although the area does suffer from large expanses of forest. The route is generally easy to follow.

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Hayburn Wyke from Scalby, Near Scarborough
distance 16.34km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -125m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newby and Scalby - North Yorkshire

The North York Moors route uses a coastal section of the Cleveland Way north of Scarborough and returns along the route of the old railways.

Walking Robin Hoods Bay Circular ( Download : )
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distance 9.91km Vertical gain +187m Vertical drop -181m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fylingdales - North Yorkshire

An easy clifftop hike starting and finishing in Robin Hoods Bay.

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distance 20.14km Vertical gain +499m Vertical drop -500m Durée 7h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cold Kirby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk includes a further stage in the series of circular walks on the theme of the Cleveland Way. This route takes in a short section of the Cleveland Way between Cold Kirby and Rievaulx Bridge and provides an excellent taste of the scenery in this area.

Walking Black Hambleton Circular ( Download : )
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Black Hambleton Circular
distance 10.46km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -223m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Osmotherley - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around and over Black Hambleton and the end of Arden Moor; described here in a clockwise direction but just as good in reverse. There is a mixture of open moorland crossed via broad tracks and upland pasture crossed by narrow paths through the heather. It can be a little challenging in terms of navigation at the start but an alternative has been provided.

Walking Goathland & Howl Moors ( Download : )
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distance 18.1km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -220m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

This lengthy North York Moors walk crosses Two Howes Rigg and circles the Goathland and Howl Moors. In addition the Wheeldale Beck valley is very pretty. For railway enthusiasts you may also see steam trains on the North York Moors Railway.

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distance 19.58km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -309m Durée 6h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cropton - North Yorkshire

The North York Moors walk starts from at the Cawthorne Roman Camp site just north of Cawthorne. The circular route takes in sections of the Tabular Hills Walk and Cropton forest walks, the Seven valley and Cropton Banks. On completion of the route there is a circuit of the Roman camps with a panorama which includes a good deal of the walk you have just completed.

Walking The Rudland Ridge ( Download : )
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distance 16.31km Vertical gain +267m Vertical drop -267m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bransdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors circular walk's main focus is to enjoy the views from Rudland Rigg. This is a quiet part of this National Park and you can almost be guaranteed solitude.

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Roseberry Topping, The Hanging Stone and Highcliff Nab
distance 13.84km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -313m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

An enjoyable circular walk taking in the good views from Roseberry Topping, The Hanging Stone and Highcliff Nab with a return across Great Ayton Moor. From Great Ayton drive past Gribdale Terrace and park at the col between Cpt' Cook's monument and Roseberry Topping.

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Clay Bank via Cockayne circular
distance 21.72km Vertical gain +443m Vertical drop -443m Durée 7h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ingleby Greenhow - North Yorkshire

Wild and open moorland ridges, scenic Bransdale with the interesting church.

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distance 17.64km Vertical gain +236m Vertical drop -236m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A relatively 'easy' but lengthy North York Moors walk that takes in the railway and mining heritage of the Rosedale valley. The walk also provides some wonderful views of the valley and surrounding moors.

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distance 19.35km Vertical gain +302m Vertical drop -306m Durée 6h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that offers miles of easy walking around Farndale. There is some uphill walking at the start but the rewards are some wonderful views.

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distance 15.71km Vertical gain +230m Vertical drop -230m Durée 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk starts from Helmsley and takes in Beck Dale, the River Rye & Rievaulx Abbey before joining the final stage of the Cleveland Way from Rievaulx Bridge back to Helmsley.

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distance 5.03km Vertical gain +183m Vertical drop -184m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Guisborough - Redcar and Cleveland

A short hill climb the North York Moors National Park. This walk takes you to a popular viewpoint and provides a taste of the moorland landscape of the area.

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distance 13.4km Vertical gain +348m Vertical drop -356m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hawnby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors route explores the moors to the north of the village of Hawnby and mainly uses moorland tracks. The walk makes a circuit of Hawnby, Bilsdale West and Wetherhouse Moors and gives views into upper Ryedale, Bilsdale and Ladhill Gill.

Walking Hasty Bank ( Download : )
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distance 17.42km Vertical gain +342m Vertical drop -337m Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ingleby Greenhow - North Yorkshire

Hasty Bank taking in badgers Stone and Tripsdale. A Desolated Moorland walk.

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Burn Howe Rigg from Jugger Howes
distance 16.1km Vertical gain +222m Vertical drop -220m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in LCPs of Fylingdales and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that explores the moorland west of Jugger Howes.

Walking Hawnby Hill and Moor ( Download : )
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Hawnby Hill and Moor
distance 10.82km Vertical gain +277m Vertical drop -271m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hawnby - North Yorkshire

This is a very pleasant walk which is not too demanding in terms of length, ascent or navigation. It follows good tracks over the moors, quiet farm roads and has one section over the moor on a narrow path through the heather. Varied scenery, great views from the top of Hawnby Hill and a lovely country pub en-route.

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distance 5.45km Vertical gain +235m Vertical drop -66m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fylingdales - North Yorkshire

Starting in the busy seaside resort of Robin Hoods Bay, this walk takes in some of the steepest sections of the coast, open views give way to steps down through ravines. Passing through the site of the alum works, the walk finishes in the interesting village of Ravenscar, once planned to be a resort to rival Scarborough, but as you will see, the resort never materialised.

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distance 6.52km Vertical gain +136m Vertical drop -241m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre - North Yorkshire

This rural cliff-top walk shows off the best of the North Yorkshire Coastline with some stunning views and ends in the busy village of Robin Hoods Bay, once a haven for smugglers.

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distance 6.95km Vertical gain +195m Vertical drop -121m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Whitby - North Yorkshire

Starting at Whitby Abbey, this stretch of the England Coast Path gives some stunning views across the North Sea from its many vantage points. The route passes a lighthouse and foghorn station on the way. Be prepared for a few steep climbs and steps.

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distance 6.06km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -37m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lythe - North Yorkshire

This walk starts in the quiet village of Sandsend passing beaches and cafes then winds through the centre of Whitby finishing with a climb up 199 steps to Whitby Abbey giving stunning views back across the town.

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distance 7.8km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -155m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hinderwell - North Yorkshire

Following the Cleveland Way, this section connects two pretty settlements along a stretch of coast in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with breathtaking scenery. It begins with a walk along the beach and then a scramble up a ravine before climbing up to the cliif tops.

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distance 6.03km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -162m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Loftus - Redcar and Cleveland

This stretch of the England Coast Path passes through farmland and along the cliff tops. It links the pretty village of Runswick Bay with the holiday town of Staithes. The route passes the remains of Port Mulgrave which can be visited by a steep walk down to the beach here.

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distance 7.93km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -203m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Loftus - Redcar and Cleveland

This stretch of the England Coast Path joins the quiet village of Skinningrove with the bustling seaside town of Staithes with its pretty harbour. It takes in some high cliffs with views across the sea and fields passing the site of the Loftus Alum Works on the way. The first half of this way climbs using a mix of steps and steep grassy paths, some quite close to the cliff edge.

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Cringle Moor and The Wainstones
distance 8.82km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -301m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A half day, circular walk which takes in the three summits of the north facing ridge which runs from Lordstones to The Wainstones. It returns via the path which runs below the ridge and finishes at the Lordstones cafe.

Walking Skinningrove Coast ( Download : )
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distance 10.01km Vertical gain +217m Vertical drop -217m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Loftus - Redcar and Cleveland

A walk that takes in some of the highest cliffs in the county

Walking Glaisdale Circular ( Download : )
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distance 15.53km Vertical gain +457m Vertical drop -453m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Glaisdale - North Yorkshire

Circular walk from Glaisdale taking in Glaisdake Rigg summit and Glaisdale valley.

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distance 16.95km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -411m Durée 6h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

A route incorporating parts of the Cleveland way taking in Roseberry Topping and High Cliff Nab, Captain Cooks monument and the quaint village of Kildale.

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distance 15.74km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -342m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kildale - North Yorkshire

A lovey walk, starting through farmland and then a steady climb up the old railway incline to Ingleby Moor. Back along the top of Ingleby and Battersby Moors and back down to the start. (9.78 miles with 340 metres of ascent.)

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distance 18.55km Vertical gain +636m Vertical drop -636m Durée 7h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Carlton (North Yorkshire)-1 - North Yorkshire

A nice 11 mile walk starting and finishing at the Lord Stones Cafe at the top of Carlton Bank, where there is good parking. It takes in the three North facing hills and the climb to Round Hill. The route returns down past Bilsdale Hall to Seave Green. From here it passes through rolling pastures to a short section on Raisdale Road before taking a lovely path through woods and over the moors back to the start.

In total it is 11.66 miles and covers 2262ft of ascent and descent.

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distance 19.1km Vertical gain +316m Vertical drop -316m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Egton - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors route has the disdvantage that much of the walk follows quiet moorland roads. However the walks offers some beautiful views of Northdale, Rosedale, the Fryup Dales and Glaisdale.

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distance 15.36km Vertical gain +151m Vertical drop -152m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk around Rievaulx Moor is easy to follow and gives periodic views into the lower valleys below the Rievaulx Bank. There are some muddy stretches after heavy rain.

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distance 16.8km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -297m Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Glaisdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk explores the moorland to the south of the Esk Valley at Egton Bridge. Some of the walk is along roads which are generally relatively traffic free.

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distance 16.27km Vertical gain +389m Vertical drop -389m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you into the wild open moorland of this National Park. The route is mostly along well defined tracks and paths but do choose fine weather to enjoy the view.