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Walking Routes - Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors

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Enjoy the signs of spring on a circular walk of just under 5 miles from Grosmont that starts with a shady woodland stroll through the bluebells of Doctor’s Wood and Crag Cliif Wood.

Walk Route: Apart from a steep climb up the road to the start of the walk, the first half is a fairly gentle walk through woods and across fields.

  • Access: Easy to Access
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Miles: 5

Grosmont Car Park, Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

 

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.

High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

 

Lift your spirits in the stunning Esk Valley countryside on a 5-mile circular walk that runs between Glaisdale and Egton Bridge.

Walk Route: The walk mainly follows field paths and woodland tracks – take care on the stone trods, which can be slippery under foot.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Miles: 5

Glaisdale Station, Glaisdale, Whitby, YO21 2QL

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Coastal Trailway where you can choose your own start and finish points. The track surface is for the main cinder, making it ideal for both walkers and mountain bikers

Walk Route: Scarborough to Whitby

  • Access: Various points on route
  • Miles: 21

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF

 

Some of the most spectacular views in the whole National Park unfold as you cross the heights of Cold Moor, en route to the magnificent rock crags known as the Wainstones.

Walk Route: The route follows moorland tracks through the heather on Cold Moor and Urra Moor and, although these are clearly defined, the going can be wet and boggy in parts.

  • Access: Easy to access
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Miles: 8

Chop Gate Village Hall, Middlesbrough, TS9 7JL

 

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

Walk Route: The route follows a fairly level, wooden boardwalk for its entire length. There are plenty of passing places, which double up as viewing platforms. There are numerous seats along the way.

  • Access: Easy to Access
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Miles: 2

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

 

The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages.

Walk Route: The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Miles: 79

Country Park Caravan Site, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

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The moorland villages of Castleton and Danby set the scene on this 7½-mile linear walk that wends its way from the higher moors down to the gentler reaches of the Esk Valley around Lealholm.

Walk Route: The first half of the route follows woodland and field paths, with gates and one wall-stile en route and two short sections on minor roads.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Miles: 8

Castleton Moor Station, Castleton, Whitby, YO21 2EU

 

Downhill all the way - with great views across Rosedale from the old Ironstone railway. Not happy with moorland crossing after Rosedale Bank Top? Then continue alongside the minor road back to Hutton le Hole.

Walk Route: This route crosses open moorland.

  • Access: Best to access using Moors Explorer bus.
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Miles: 9

Lion Inn, High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside, YORK, YO62 7LQ

 

It’s a tale of four contrasting valley villages on this linear walk in the central part of the Esk Valley.

Walk Route: For the most part, this is an easy walk on riverside and woodland paths and level bridleways and tracks.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Miles: 6

Lealholm Railway Station, Lealholm, Whitby, YO21 2AG

 

Choose a clear day and the panoramic views of Rosedale will reward your efforts on this glorious 1-mile route.

Walk Route: The path has a hard, compacted surface and is fairly level throughout. It's a linear route and is a just over a mile in total (ie, there and back).

  • Access: Easy to Access.
  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Miles: 1

Chimney Bank Car Park, Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8RA

 

Enjoy the National Park in a nutshell on this 11-mile walk through some of the North York Moors’ most characteristic landscapes.

Walk Route: This is a long and reasonably challenging walk, with steep descents and ascents at Boggle Hole and Stoupe Beck and a moorland section with rough tracks.

  • Access: Hard in places.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Miles: 11

Ravenscar National Trust Coastal Centre, Peakside, Ravenscar, YO13 0NE

 

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.

Kepwick, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 2JW

 

The Beach, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9LA

 

Lake District walker extraordinaire Alfred Wainwright first published his Coast to Coast Walk in 1973, and it's grown to become one of the best-loved long-distance trails in the world.

Walk Route: Lake District walker extraordinaire Alfred Wainwright first published his Coast to Coast Walk in 1973, and it's grown to become one of the best-loved long-distance trails in the world.

  • Access: Easy to Access
  • Duration: 12-14 days
  • Miles: 190

The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ

 

Join the River Esk on the final part of its journey from the high moors to the sea on this 8-mile linear walk that starts in Grosmont and finishes in style on the pier in Whitby (fish and chips optional!).

Walk Route: The route is mostly on fairly level bridleways, with several gates and some stiles along the way.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Miles: 8

Grosmont Railway Station, Front Street,, Grosmont, YO22 5QE

 

Whitby's unique leisurely learning experience for schools, colleges, clubs, societies and individuals.

Walk Route: Amble around Whitby's streets.

  • Access: Some cobbles some hills
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Miles: 3

Whitby Walks, Whalebone Arch, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA

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This 5-mile walk exploring the Castle Howard parkland starts outside the courtyard to Castle Howard – a perfect spot for a pre-walk coffee or post-walk refreshment.

Walk Route: The route is gently undulating, on tarmac roads and grassy paths which can be muddy in winter and after spells of heavy rain.

  • Access: Easy to access.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Miles: 5

Castle Howard Car Park, The Stray, York, YO60 7DA