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Cycle Route, free entry

Spaunton Manor Circuit Cycle Route

Spaunton Manor Circuit Cycle Route

Details

Skirt the encroaching moors on a short road ride that takes you across the ancient lands of Spaunton Manor, encompassing the villages of Hutton le Hole, Lastingham, Spaunton and Appleton le Moors. Follow quiet country lanes to explore settlements with a unique charm – both Lastingham and Appleton have an historic tale to tell, not to mention a welcome pub. At Spaunton you're rewarded with a great view at Victoria Cross before you zip down Spaunton Bank and across the moor edge back to Hutton le Hole.

About this cycle route

Route type: Explorer route

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)

Time: 1½ hours

Start point: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole

Grid Ref: SE 705 900

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL26

Refreshments: Pub & hotel in Lastingham, pub in Appleton


Explorer route, for road bikes and hybrids.

This is a short road ride, with some level moorland stretches and a few stiff climbs, especially the long pull up to Appleton le Moors. But from Spaunton it is all downhill! It's a great ride for a family day out, though you can expect to have to get off and push at times.

Route credits
Thanks to our friends at Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole who devised this route. It's one of a series of three 'Heritage Cycle Rides', which are available as free guides (including route map) from the museum – this route had the original title 'To the Manor Born' (Heritage Cycle Route 1).

Route highlights!
•The ancient crypt and church of St Mary's, Lastingham
•Surprise view at Victoria Cross, Spaunton – a fabulous place to take a break!
•Detour into Appleton to see an ancient moorland village
•The wind in your hair on the moorland road back to Hutton le Hole

Appleton le Moors

Appleton's main street is a typical example of a planned medieval street, whose houses originally all had long gardens, or garths, 330 feet long, stretching to the back lane. Keep an eye out for the house known as 'Three Faces' (opposite the Village Hall), whose carvings above the door are of three 'blood suckers' – namely a priest, a doctor and a lawyer.

Cycle Route: This is a short road ride, with some level moorland stretches and a few stiff climbs, especially the long pull up to Appleton le Moors. But from Spaunton it is all downhill! It's a great ride for a family day out.

Access: Easy to access

Duration: 1hr 30mins

Miles: 9

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Scarborough Tourism Bureau

01723 383636

Address

Ryedale Folk Museum,
Hutton Le Hole,
York,
YO62 6UA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 705899  Lat: 54.30035 Long: -0.91727

Parking: with charge