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Easy Access Walks

Rievaulx Moor Easy Access Walk

Rievaulx Moor, Rievaulx, YORK, YO62 5LB

From the Forestry Commission car park on the B1257 north of Helmsley the route arcs around the northern edge of Rievaulx moor.

Guisborough Easy Access Walk

Forest & Walkway Visitors Centre, Pinchinthorpe, GUISBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, TS14 8HD

Climb steadily through the picturesque forestry tracks to High Cliff Nab for lunch with breath-taking views returning through Hutton Village.

Lion Inn to Rosedale Easy Access Walk

High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

With great views over Rosedale and Farndale, this linear route follows the old ironstone railway which ran from Battersby Junction to the mines either side of Rosedale valley.

Cornelian Bay Easy Access Walk at Scarborough South Bay

Scarborough South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

This is a short, moderate walk on a variety of surfaced and grass paths, with a maximum gradient of 1:12. This quiet coastal walk offers views north towards Scarborough and south to Filey.

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

East Cliff, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

Pexton Moor Trail at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A circular trail around Pexton Moor taking in the diverse mixture of woodland, scrub and grassland in the area. There are outstanding views over the riggs and dales of Dalby and over Ryedale towards Helmsley.

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk at Kepwick

Kepwick, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 2JW

This is a short easy stroll along the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills from where there are distant views to the Yorkshire Dales. Try to walk this route in August when the heather is in full bloom.

Forge Valley Wood Easy Access Walk

The Old Man's Mouth Picnic Site, Forge Valley, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9EW

Take to the boards on this easy-going 2-mile linear route through the strikingly beautiful woods of Forge Valley.

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

Sandsend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RJ

A well managed deciduous sheltered woodland offering various tracks that can be explored in Class 2 and 3 scooters. The second circuit to the Old Castle is a climb but is on a good hard track.

Crosscliff View Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A short easy access trail on a flat, even surface with extensive views from the viewpoint. Crosscliff provides an outstanding panorama of an ice-age sculpted landscape.

Staindale Lake Easy Access Walk

High Staindale Car Park, Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

Take a walk around Staindale Lake in the heart of Dalby Forest and you won’t be disappointed.

Old Wife's Way Easy Access Walk

Hole of Horcum, Saltersgate, PICKERING, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NR

Start from the Saltergate layby on the A619 opposite the Hole of Horcum. Take care for the few metres along the roadside then turn onto the track. This out and back has a few big potholes so smaller scooters might have difficulty.

Waitcliff Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

An easy access trail following compacted stone paths and a forest road around the rim of Waitcliff high above Deepdale and Langdale Forest. This is a very flat route but short sections may be flooded in very wet weather.

Esk Valley to Beck Hole Easy Access Walk

Esk Valley Hamlet parking area, YO22 5BG

When the railway came to the Esk Valley in the 1830s it transformed both life and landscape.

Lakeside Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

This short path along Staindale Lake encircles the lake providing easy access for the less able-bodied, wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.

Roseberry Topping Easy Access Walk

Great Ayton, MIDDLESBROUGH, North Yorkshire, TS9 6HZ

Ellerburn Trail Easy Access Walk at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Starting at the Dalby Courtyard near the Visitor Centre, the Ellerburn Trail is a multi-user pathway for disabled cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users as well children learning to ride a bike and parents with pushchairs.

Overdale Farm Easy Access Walk

Goldsborough, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RX

A circular route that has a short cut if needed. Proceed down the farm road then keep straight on when the farm road turns sharp right. At the end of the track turn right to do the full circuit or left.

Anna Cross Easy Access Walk

Lastingham, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6TN

There is limited parking in Lastingham but the owner of the Lastingham Grange Hotel was very accommodating to our group and is a good place for refreshments at the end of your ramble.

Cawthorn Roman Camps Easy Access Walk

Cawthorn Roman Camps Car Park, Pickering, YO18 8QQ

Nearly 2,000 years ago the Romans built a group of fortifications overlooking the central moorlands of the National Park.

In addition to the above:
  • The Cinder Track from Whitby to Hawsker (3 miles) and from Hawsker to Robin Hood's Bay (3 miles) is easy going, with no hazards for wheelchairs, scooters or trampers
  • At Whitby Abbey, a wheelchair-accessible trail leads from Abbey Fields turning area out along the cliffs, with a ramp offering access down to Whitby Holiday Park (where there's a café and toilet)
  • A RADAR-key-operated gate on the western side of Cod Beck Reservoir, Osmotherley, provides access for all to a level, sheltered and scenic route
  • Mulgrave Woods at Sandsend has a number of possible routes (4 miles, circular) suitable for all types of wheelchair or scooter
  • Guisborough Forest Walkway has waymarked, compacted gravel paths, suitable for all users, and there's an accessible visitor centre and disabled toilets on site