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Thorpe & Burnsall from Linton
distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +354ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

This is a wonderful Yorkshire Dales walk that includes pleasant countryside, villages and a super walk along the banks of the River Wharfe. Refreshments are available in Burnsall.

distance 5.69mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -646ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk around the lovely village of Goathland. You will see steam trains on the lines, two small waterfalls and have the chance to take refreshments at a unique country pub.

distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Masham - North Yorkshire

A pleasant North Yorkshire walk that starts from the brewing town of Masham. The outward route follows the banks of the River Ure. The return uses paths and lanes to return via Nutwith Common.

Walking Rievaulx Circular Walk ( Download : )
Rievaulx Circular Walk
distance 6.67mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Old Byland and Scawton - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around the countryside West of Rievaulx Abbey, passing the fish ponds that were established by the monks, the lovely village of Old Byland and its ancient church, then Caydale Mill and the valley that returns to the River Rye and the emerging views of Rievaulx Abbey.

Circular Walk from Thixendale through Kirby Underdale
distance 8.33mi Vertical gain +817ft Vertical drop -827ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Thixendale - North Yorkshire

This walk in the Yorkshire Wolds provides a mixture of walking through quiet secluded dales and across the wide open spaces of a limestone plateau with extensive views over the Vale of York. It starts and finishes in the village of Thixendale which has a pub and a small shop.

Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A great circular walk from Malham village, taking in Janet's Cave / Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and the cove itself before finishing back at the car. Consistently interesting and varied scenery.
Please note that there is a scramble up steep water worn rock in Goredale. Some people might find this challenging.

distance 4.58mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bolton Abbey - North Yorkshire

This walk follows the River Wharfe from Bolton Abbey to Barden Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales. One of the highlights of the walk is the Strid, a narrow rocky defile, through which the River Wharfe thunders through. The walk has few gradients and includes some pleasant woodland.

distance 6.52mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Witton - North Yorkshire

This a pleasant walk in Wensleydale that allows you to enjoy this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The highlights of the walk include the River Ure, Redmire Force and the Chapel of the Kinights Templar.

Around Grassington and Hebden
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -223ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grassington - North Yorkshire

The first part of this circular walk is along River Wharfe and the second one on High Lane, which offer you beautiful points of view of the valley.

distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +1831ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kettlewell with Starbotton - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk has two ascents as you traverse the hills from Wharefdale to Littondale and back again. In complete contrast the final section is level walking following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe.

Baysdale circular walk from Hob Hole
distance 9.45mi Vertical gain +1050ft Vertical drop -1024ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Westerdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you around Baysdale which is remote and unspoiled. The route is generally easy to follow and it is best to chose a fine day so you can enjoy the views.

distance 6.27mi Vertical gain +1155ft Vertical drop -1079ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

This circular walk from Great Ayton takes in the summit of Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument. Both of these features are worth exploring with the added bonus of some fine views across the countryside.

The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 8.3mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two halves. The first part ascends gently on good tracks, passing the remains of the Old Gang Smelting Mill, before crossing the stream and crossing Melbecks Moor and passing the spoil heaps from the long ceased lead mining industry. The path descends via one of the 'hushes' to the Bunton Level above Gunnerside Gill. The return leg is on grassy paths which contour Brownsey Moor and pass through farmland, often following dry stone walls and passing working farms and traditional barns.

distance 3.54mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Easby (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A short circular walk along the banks of the River Swale with the chance to explore Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle and the lovely market town of Richmond.
Lots to see and do and you can make a short walk into a full day out. Great Ice cream parlour in the Old Railway Station for the return leg.
About 2 hours for the actual walking but longer if you are exploring.

distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -669ft Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lockton - North Yorkshire

An interesting walk around and then through the geological feature known as The Hole of Horcum. There is a detour to the ruin of Skelton Tower and from there good views of the steam engines running on the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway. The rim of the hole has the remains of Iron Age earth workings taking the form of dykes.

Grosmont Station Land of Iron Circular Walk
distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +581ft Vertical drop -584ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Grosmont - North Yorkshire

This three to four hour circular walk follows what is known as the "Rail Trail", the original rail route from Whitby through to Pickering via Goathland. Arrive by Northern Railway at Grosmont from Whitby or Middlesbrough, or from Pickering on the NYMR and this 7 mile walk takes between 3 and 4 hours. Much of the walk follows the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so you will see steam and or diesel running most of the year.

A circular tour of Farndale: ridge top and valley bottom
distance 11.77mi Vertical gain +1106ft Vertical drop -1099ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale West - North Yorkshire

This lovely walk takes you on a tour of upper Farndale; a delightful and peaceful valley in the North York Moors. Starting at Low Mill it heads immediately uphill onto Blakey Ridge and follows the old iron ore railway towards the head of the dale, with great views, before descending into farmland and eventually taking the riverside path back to Low Mill. Where the walking is on the road these are quiet and traffic will be infrequent.

distance 7.13mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1135ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Conistone with Kilnsey - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk traverses some fine limestone scenery above Wharfedale. The start is near the village of Conistone and the route takes you high above the dale to enjoy some wonderful views. A section of the Dales Way is used for this walk.

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rosedale East Side - North Yorkshire

A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.

Walking Troutsdale Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 10.07mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -932ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Snainton - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk has a feel of remoteness despite being only 12 miles from Scarborough. Good views into the Troutsdale and Upper Derwent valleys although the area does suffer from large expanses of forest. The route is generally easy to follow.

Hayburn Wyke from Scalby, Near Scarborough
distance 10.15mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newby and Scalby - North Yorkshire

The North York Moors route uses a coastal section of the Cleveland Way north of Scarborough and returns along the route of the old railways.

Walking Dundale Pond from Levisham ( Download : )
distance 4.61mi Vertical gain +745ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Levisham - North Yorkshire

A short walk in the North York Moors National Park. The start is the village of Levisham and the route takes you into Newton Dale before returning via Dundale Pond back to the start.

distance 8.09mi Vertical gain +768ft Vertical drop -768ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Spaunton - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.

distance 12.51mi Vertical gain +1637ft Vertical drop -1640ft Durée 7h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cold Kirby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk includes a further stage in the series of circular walks on the theme of the Cleveland Way. This route takes in a short section of the Cleveland Way between Cold Kirby and Rievaulx Bridge and provides an excellent taste of the scenery in this area.

The Knights Templar Preceptory from West Burton
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -692ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burton-cum-Walden - North Yorkshire

This is a circular walk from the lovely village of West Burton. The start has all the uphill and can be steep but the steep part is short lived. The views are great and there is some interest on the way around with the old lime kiln and the ruins of the Knights Templar chapel.

distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +1224ft Vertical drop -1224ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

Walking A short walk around Settle ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Settle - North Yorkshire

This short walk explores the limestone scenery to the east of Settle and includes the area in the vicinity of Attermire Scar.

Walking Goathland & Howl Moors ( Download : )
distance 11.24mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -722ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

This lengthy North York Moors walk crosses Two Howes Rigg and circles the Goathland and Howl Moors. In addition the Wheeldale Beck valley is very pretty. For railway enthusiasts you may also see steam trains on the North York Moors Railway.

Walking Sandsend Coastal Walk ( Download : )
Sandsend Coastal Walk
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lythe - North Yorkshire

A short and easy walk from Sandsend. Heading along the coast and then inland to pass through the quiet villages of Goldsborough and Kettleness before taking the coastal path back to Sandsend.

distance 8.28mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -981ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ingleton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Dales route that includes a traverse of Blea Moor from Ribblehead. The return route follows a section of the Dales Way across Gayle Moor. The walk includes some unavoidable road walking.

distance 12.16mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1014ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cropton - North Yorkshire

The North York Moors walk starts from at the Cawthorne Roman Camp site just north of Cawthorne. The circular route takes in sections of the Tabular Hills Walk and Cropton forest walks, the Seven valley and Cropton Banks. On completion of the route there is a circuit of the Roman camps with a panorama which includes a good deal of the walk you have just completed.

Walking The Rudland Ridge ( Download : )
distance 10.13mi Vertical gain +876ft Vertical drop -876ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bransdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors circular walk's main focus is to enjoy the views from Rudland Rigg. This is a quiet part of this National Park and you can almost be guaranteed solitude.

Roseberry Topping, The Hanging Stone and Highcliff Nab
distance 8.6mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1027ft Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Great Ayton - North Yorkshire

An enjoyable circular walk taking in the good views from Roseberry Topping, The Hanging Stone and Highcliff Nab with a return across Great Ayton Moor. From Great Ayton drive past Gribdale Terrace and park at the col between Cpt' Cook's monument and Roseberry Topping.

Clay Bank via Cockayne circular
distance 13.5mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1453ft Durée 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ingleby Greenhow - North Yorkshire

Wild and open moorland ridges, scenic Bransdale with the interesting church.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 13.4mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1883ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

Walking Grinton Smelting Mill ( Download : )
Grinton Smelting Mill
distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -833ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk from Grinton with lots of interest. The moors above Grinton have the remains of the lead mining industry and on this walk, you will see those remains plus a well preserved smelting mill and its flue which runs up the hillside. The area is now a grouse moor and you will pass shooting butts and feeding stations for the birds. Great refreshments in Grinton and also over the bridge in Fremington at the Dales Bike Centre.

distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -722ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Askrigg - North Yorkshire

Wensleydale in the Yorksire Dales National Park offers some wonderful walking. This route takes in a stretch of the River Ure, passes historic Nappa Hall before traversing the slopes below Ellerkin Scar. The walk then visits Whitfield Gill Force before returning to Askrigg.

distance 10.96mi Vertical gain +774ft Vertical drop -774ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A relatively 'easy' but lengthy North York Moors walk that takes in the railway and mining heritage of the Rosedale valley. The walk also provides some wonderful views of the valley and surrounding moors.

The Dales High Way and Settle Loop walk from Malham
distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1588ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A nice circular walk from Malham in a westerly direction towards Settle and then curving north past Attermire Scar with a detour to explore Victoria Cave. The loop returns towards Malham via Malham Cove. Interesting and varied scenery throughout the walk and mostly on well maintained paths or tracks.

distance 8.33mi Vertical gain +1142ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hawnby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors route explores the moors to the north of the village of Hawnby and mainly uses moorland tracks. The walk makes a circuit of Hawnby, Bilsdale West and Wetherhouse Moors and gives views into upper Ryedale, Bilsdale and Ladhill Gill.

Walking Black Hambleton Circular ( Download : )
Black Hambleton Circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Osmotherley - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around and over Black Hambleton and the end of Arden Moor; described here in a clockwise direction but just as good in reverse. There is a mixture of open moorland crossed via broad tracks and upland pasture crossed by narrow paths through the heather.

Walking Hasty Bank ( Download : )
distance 10.82mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ingleby Greenhow - North Yorkshire

Hasty Bank taking in badgers Stone and Tripsdale. A Desolated Moorland walk.

Burn Howe Rigg from Jugger Howes
distance 10mi Vertical gain +728ft Vertical drop -722ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in LCPs of Fylingdales and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that explores the moorland west of Jugger Howes.

distance 9.76mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk starts from Helmsley and takes in Beck Dale, the River Rye & Rievaulx Abbey before joining the final stage of the Cleveland Way from Rievaulx Bridge back to Helmsley.

distance 11.5mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oswaldkirk - North Yorkshire

This North Yorkshire walk is full of interest, visiting three villages, the rivers Rye and Riccal, a section of old railway and a section of the Ebor Way. The route also starts from an excellent pub.

Danby Station Land of Iron Circular Walk
distance 5.25mi Vertical gain +574ft Vertical drop -571ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Danby - North Yorkshire

This walk takes about 3 hours including half an hour of stops. It goes over the old coal and ironstone mines of the late 19th Century and also passes through the Moors Centre which has a free exhibition on the Land of Iron. There is an outline of an old bell-pit at Clitherbecks, in front of the farmhouse. This is one of a series of circular routes from Stations shortly to be promoted on boards at Stations along the Esk Valley Line.

Walking Grimwith Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 6.76mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Appletreewick - North Yorkshire

Circular reservoir walk, fresh around Grimwith Reservoir.

Walking Hawes to Gayle Round ( Download : )
distance 1.03mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawes - North Yorkshire

Pleasant walk from Hawes to Gayle bridge and back.

Glaisdale Station to Egton Land of Iron Circular Walk
distance 3.69mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -636ft Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Glaisdale - North Yorkshire

This circular walk from Glaisdale Station on the Esk Valley Line, takes about three hours, depending on whether you stop for lunch or a drink at one of the pubs in Egton. This is one of a series of circular routes from Stations shortly to be promoted on boards at Stations along the Esk Valley Line.

Walking Glaisdale Circular ( Download : )
distance 9.65mi Vertical gain +1499ft Vertical drop -1486ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Glaisdale - North Yorkshire

Circular walk from Glaisdale taking in Glaisdake Rigg summit and Glaisdale valley.