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The Lyke Wake Walk is a 42 mile crossing of the North York Moors from Osmotherley to Ravenscar. The official starting point is the Lyke Wake Stone, just past the reservoir on the outskirts of Osmotherley and the finishing point the Lyke Wake Stone on Beacon Howes at Ravenscar.

This route is usually undertaken as a challenge walk, making the crossing in a single non-stop walk of between 12 and 19 hours, depending upon fitness and walking conditions. As such it is generally considered a hard walk and a significant challenge to most people. Such organised crossings usually comprise seven sections with checkpoints and support teams in between. Each section presents a different challenge. The first two sections run concurrently with the Cleveland Way before the Lyke Wake turns off east along a disused railway track.

Miles: 42

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Map reference: NZ 980014  Lat: 54.39863 Long: -0.49175

By Road:
From the south join the M1 motorway (signposted The North), join M18 at junction 32, at junction 7 continue forward onto the M62 (signposted Hull). Leave the M62 at junction 37 then merge onto A63, at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A614 (signposted Bridlington) and continue forward onto the A165 towards Scarborough - travel towards the town centre. At traffic signals turn left onto the A171 (signposted York A64) and continue forward onto A171 (signposted Whitby, Thirsk), head towards Whitby, turn right (signposted Ravenscar), then turn left onto Stubbs Lane, continue forward onto Gainforth Wath Road and onto Rudda Road then bear left onto Bloody Beck Hill, continue forward onto Scarborough Road and turn right onto Raven Hall Road.

From the north take the A171 and head towards Whitby, coming through Whitby head towards Scarborough and at traffic signals turn right onto A171 (signposted Scarborough), turn left onto Stubbs Lane, continue forward onto Gainforth Wath Road, then onto Rudda Road, turn left onto Bloody Beck Hill, continue forward onto Scarborough Road and finally turn right onto Raven Hall Road.


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