Rosedale Abbey to Dalby Cycle Route

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The most challenging Moor to Sea section crosses no fewer than four steep-sided woodland valleys – including the North York Moors' own miniature 'Grand Canyon' of Newtondale – and also includes long stretches on stone tracks and grass and earth paths. Your reward? Spectacular scenery, shady forest tracks and moorland paths on a route that’s largely traffic-free.

About this cycle route

Route type: Moors to Sea Network

Distance:15 miles (24km)

Time: 2 to 4 hours

Start point: Rosedale Abbey village green

Grid Ref: SE 724 959

OS Map: Ordnance Survey OL26 & OL27

Refreshments:Pubs and cafés in Rosedale Abbey, café and visitor centre at Low Dalby, and pub in Levisham

Country lanes and forest tracks, with mostly easy gradients

This cycle route is part of the 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network', which connects Scarborough, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Great Ayton in a stunning series of moorland, forest and coastal loops.

There are 11 different connecting sections, adding up to around 150 miles of cycling in total, through the very heart of the North York Moors National Park. Cycle it all at once (in 5 or 6 days), or tackle it a section at a time – each part of the route offers a different challenge.

There are more details on our Moor to Sea Cycle Network page, and a list of local hire outlets on the Cycle hire page.

Route highlights!

•Shady tracks in Cropton Forest
•Newtondale – 12 miles long and 250-feet deep
•Watch out for the steam trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
•Explore the villages of Levisham and Lockton

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  • Parking with charge


  • Accessibility of route - Easy to access.
  • Description of route - Country lanes and forest tracks, with mostly easy gradients
  • Length of route (miles) - 15
  • Typical duration of route - 2-4hrs

Map & Directions

Rosedale Abbey to Dalby Cycle Route

Type:Cycle Route

Rosedale Abbey, Rosedale Abbey, Westborough, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8SB
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Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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