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Guided Walk:Rosedale Chimney Bank trail - Iron Age at Rosedale

Guided Walk, free entry

Kilns at Rosedale Chimney Bank

Kilns at Rosedale Chimney Bank

© Helen Rawling RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

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Rosedale valley is at the heart of the North York Moors National Park. From the vantage point of the car park, the moorland drops steeply away into a peaceful-looking valley. Nestled among green fields, Rosedale Abbey is the epitome of a sleepy English village, with honey-coloured houses, a welcoming tearoom and a well-kept village green.

Yet just 160 years ago the air here would have been full of soot and steam. Instead of birdsong, the clanking of machinery and the shouts of men hard at work would have rung in your ears.

This short trail explores how and why this now peaceful area of North Yorkshire once became such a hive of activity. Here at Rosedale Chimney Bank we’ll find plenty of clues to help us piece together the story.

Location: Rosedale Chimney Bank, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North Yorkshire
Start and finish point: Rosedale Chimney Bank car park, Rosedale Abbey YO18 8SE
Grid reference: SE 72177 94784
Keep an eye out for: Golden plovers (which have yellow and brown speckled backs) and swathes of purple heather (late July and August)

For full written guide for this walk see attached PDF at top of page.

Walk Route: See weblink below

Access: Uneven terrain

Duration: 50 mins

Miles: 2

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

Also at this Venue


Rosedale Village Green,
YO18 8RA



See location of Rosedale on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 724959  Lat: 54.35420 Long: -0.88688


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted