Area: Yorkshire North Riding

Category Selby
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The Category Selby is a subset of North Yorkshire.

Category York
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The Category York is a subset of North Yorkshire.

Category Hambleton
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Member of the U3A - North Yorkshire Grouping

Category Scarborough
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'Get a birds-eye view of gorgeous Harwood Dale from the escarpment edge on a circular walk (just under 6 miles) that starts and finishes in the shade of Broxa Forest ...'

Category York
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Guide to Open Spaces around and about the City of York: Churchyards; Countryside grants; Countryside walks; Nature conservation; Nature reserves. The River Foss; The River Ouse; Voluntary conservation groups.

Category Craven
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'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

Category Craven
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Ryedale
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'Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a "Rigg and Dale" landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.'

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Forestry England

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'Publishes a variety of books and guides, principally of local interest, relating to the city of York and its surrounds.'

Category North Yorkshire
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'ARE YOU SINGLE? Do you like walking in the Yorkshire Dales? Would you like to walk in the beautiful Dales with a friendly group of like minded people? make new friends? keep fit and healthy? Then why not join the Dales Walking Group ... We are a group of friendly people aged around 55 and over although whatever your age if you enjoy walking at a steady pace you would be very welcome to join us.'

Category Selby
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'The three main trails take you through a variety of habitats allowing stunning views of birds such as willow tits and tree sparrows in the woodland, and lapwings, snipe and redshanks in the wet grassland. In winter Fairburn hosts an array of swans, ducks and geese on the main lake, so there is something to see whatever the season.'

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RSPB

Category Hambleton
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (North) Grouping

Category Harrogate
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Helping People with Disabilities to Access the Countryside

'Open Country is a Harrogate-based organisation that seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of countryside activities and the provision of information, training and advice. Fully accessible transport is provided and teams of trained volunteers are on hand to offer assistance as necessary.'

Category Harrogate
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'The Harrogate district has an abundance of green space. A wide variety of parks, gardens and open spaces offer landscaped areas, floral beds, nature trails or green open space for relaxation or play ...'

Category Harrogate
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Harrogate
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'Offers walks in the beautiful dales and moors of North Yorkshire. Come and join us for great walks in good company. The club was formed in 1936, has over 350 members and organises over 400 walks a year. We are affiliated to The Ramblers’ Association.'

Category Ryedale
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'Covers 204 sq km (79 sq miles) of the North Yorkshire countryside, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It is a unique and captivating landscape with its well-wooded rolling countryside, patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes.'

Category North Yorkshire
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'We are a friendly bunch who gather at least twice a month to tramp over the moors, dawdle in the dales or even cruise the coast from time to time. Our emphasis is on sociable walks and our enterprising walk leaders aim to cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s scenery often using little-known paths. Why not give us a try?'

Category Scarborough
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'The Yorkshire Coast Group is based in and around Scarborough on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. We have around 70 members from all walks of life and give a friendly welcome to anyone who would like to join us.'

Category Richmondshire
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'Leyburn is a perfect base for your walking holiday. There are walks directly from the town centre in every direction, including walks to Bolton Castle, Redmire, Jervaulx Abbey, West Witton, Middleham Castle and Bolton Hall. Many of the walks take in Leyburn Shawl with panoramic views of rolling Wensleydale towards Penhill and the Coverdale Fells ... '

Category Craven
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Craven
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‘The magnificent moorlands, meadows and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales are criss-crossed by miles of rolling footpaths. Explore these iconic limestone landscapes on one of our downloadable walking trails.‘

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National Trust

Category North Yorkshire
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'Covers 233 square miles (603 km2) of Northern England in the county of North Yorkshire.The AONB shares a common boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park immediately to the west ... We think one of the best ways to explore Nidderdale AONB is on foot. Go at your own pace, enjoy the sights and sounds and benefit from some of the most peaceful walking in the Yorkshire Dales.'

Category North Yorkshire
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'On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail . . . is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk? We don't think so, which is why we've put together a fantastic series of downloadable walks covering every corner of the National Park.'

See also

North York Moors Gazetteer [John Rickard]

Category North Yorkshire
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'Join us over the spring bank holiday weekend for our exciting new walking festival!'

Category North Yorkshire
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'Did you know North Yorkshire has over 10,000km of public rights of way? There's something for everyone - short walks for leisure and health, day walks through beautiful landscapes, long distance challenge routes such as the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast, and off-road routes for cyclists and equestrians.'

Category Hambleton
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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

Category Ryedale
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'Pickering, a small market town in North Yorkshire situated on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park, has much to offer to walkers ...'

Category North Yorkshire
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'Ramblers’ groups in this area have some great walks and activities to choose from.'

Category York
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (North) Grouping

Category Harrogate
Size (acreage)68
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'Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows.'

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Royal Horticultural Society

Category Richmondshire
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'Our festival provides the opportunity for a fantastic break; combining day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much of either or both.' Usually held Late September.

Category Richmondshire
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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

Category Harrogate
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Ryedale
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'Ryedale’s natural landscape is stunning, varied and perfect for walkers of all abilities ... We commissioned a series of trail maps, with driving directions and detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. These are all available to download from our partner AllTrails.com – enjoy!'

Category Ryedale
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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Ryedale
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'We are an independent and successful walking group with over 90 members based in North Yorkshire. The group was formed in September 2006 and became affiliated to the Ramblers in April 2009. The majority of our members live between Scarborough and York.'

Category Scarborough
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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Scarborough
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'Organises two group rambles most Sundays during the year in the beautiful countryside of Scarborough and district.​ Members are offered the choice of a long walk ranging generally between 10-14 miles or a short walk ranging generally between 5-9 miles.  In addition, during the summer months, short walks are arranged for Thursday evenings.  Occasional social events are also held.'

Category Selby
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Access to details of a wide range of walks and walking locations around and about Selby.

Category Craven
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Member of the U3A - West Yorkshire Gouping

Category Selby
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'If you are feeling energetic you can try one of the three waymarked trails which have been established on the Common in a joint project between The Friends of Skipwith Common, Natural England and the landowner Escrick Park Estate.'

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Friends of Skipwith Common

Category Hambleton
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Member of the U3A - North Yorkshire Grouping

Category North Yorkshire
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'A gallery of webpages showing the walks and other activities enjoyed by myself, Richard Ratcliffe, Burnley, Lancs. For anyone who is not familiar with the format of this site, the intended route for viewers is through the "Recent" ... It's mostly walk reports with photos and commentary.'

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Richard Ratcliffe

Category Richmondshire
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'Based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The club encourages and provides facilities for outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors as well as further afield. The membership is mainly from the North Yorkshire / County Durham / Teesside area with many members from Richmond, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk and Middlesbrough but there are also members throughout the UK and around the world.'

Category Selby
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'Tadcaster, surrounded by quiet countryside, is steeped in history: romans, railways, country houses, ancient tracks and battle places. And after the walk, visit the many pubs and cafes in the town. Long or short, there is always an enjoyable walk from Tadcaster.'

Category Hambleton
Size (acreage)85
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'Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977) and is now owned and managed by Sir John Ropner ...'

Category North Yorkshire
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'The Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership is a £1.8 million scheme to look after and help people get involved with Upper Nidderdale’s historic landscapes, cultural heritage and wildlife habitats ... The Partnership is led by Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and brings together a wide range of organisations who are working with land managers, farmers and local communities.'

Category North Yorkshire
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'The Yorkshire Dales provide one of the best walking areas in the country covering a wide variety of scenery and some isolated locations many of which can be accessed by public transport. Many of the walks make use of the excellent Settle-Carlisle train service and local transport links - no car needed! For this reason I would initially recommend a visit to the Ribblehead and Three Peaks area, Moorcock Inn, Dentdale and Little White Bus [Hawes] pages.'

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John Carey

Category York
Size (acreage)24
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'York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre.'

Category York
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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category York
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'Friendly independent club, which is dedicated to the purpose of providing enjoyable walking in the countryside. Founded in 1908 we believe the club to be the oldest walking group in the York area ...  To date the club is thriving and at present has a membership of around one hundred.'

Category York
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'Aim to organise a walk each and every Sunday throughout the year with evening walks in the summer months. In addition to this, a weekend away is usually held once a month.'

Category Ryedale
Size (acreage)120
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'A stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world. Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, let the children go wild in the woodland playground and enjoy the very best in seasonal, home-cooked food in the café ...'

Category North Yorkshire
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'The Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a gentle stroll besides one of the many rivers, or you are looking for a hike on a wild and empty moorland.'

See also

List of Yorkshire Dales [Wikipedia]

Category Ryedale
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Crossing parkland and through woodland with wonderful views of the Howardian Hills, the Yorkshire Wolds, and the Castle Howard estate.'

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Castle Howard

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)103
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Overview

'Links up three famous Yorkshire Abbeys (Fountains Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Priory) as well as visiting three Yorkshire castles (Ripley, Bolton and Middleham).' Book obtainable from Dales Court Press

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John and Nancy Eckersley

Category 2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)50
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'A former challenge walk and now an open challenge circular walk using footpaths, bridleways and quiet roads through the attractive dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale including an ascent of Great Shunner Fell. The route has over 5,500ft of ascent. It is suggested that this could be done over two or three days using local accommodation.'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)18
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'During the mid 18th century William Aislabie owned estates at Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall. He and other members of the Aislabie Family created a picturesque landscape to delight their guests and transported them by carriage and on horseback through this sublime countryside on byways and tracks ...'

Category Craven
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'With the pressure on the more easily identified focuses of outdoor recreation such as the Lake District and the Three Peaks, interest is increasing in quieter and more unspoilt areas "off the beaten track". In recent years, Bentham has come to be appreciated as a walking centre with distinct possibilities ...' ALERT Link changed from Bentham Town Council to Friends of Bentham Station to Rail to Trail. (I have retained the original description.)

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Community Rail Lancaashire

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This walk is a lovely wander around the Pateley Bridge area. It is also a fascinating history lesson. The walk starts in the town and takes us to the lovely Fishpond Wood near Bewerley. We then head west over deep green meadows covered in swathes of buttercup and vetch. Eventually we arrive at the edge of Coldstones Quarry at Greenhow. Coldstones is a working quarry with accommodation for a viewing of modern quarrying techniques should you wish to visit. Our walk takes us past the quarry and round Bewerley Moor to visit old lead workings at the disused Cockhill and Providence Mines ...'

Description from

The Walking Englishman

See also

Bewerley Moor and The Coldstones Cut [Happy Hiker]

Category Craven
Overview

'There are over eighty miles of footpaths across some of the most spectacular countryside in England. Whether you wander beside the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone.'

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Bolton Abbey Estate

Category Craven
Distance (miles)85
Overview

'A multi day walk passing through the main valleys in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.'

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Where2Walk

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
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'From 1840 to 1845, Anne Brontë was employed as a governess to the Robinson family at Thorpe Green Hall. Her brother Branwell was also employed there for some of that time. The people and surroundings inspired literary work by both of them. Follow in their footsteps today, as you take the Brontë Trail.'

Category North Yorkshire
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A selection of two dozen walks in 'real walking country that entices not only the keen walkers, but also those looking for a peaceful stroll among the hills and forests or simply a place to picnic with family and friends. From gentle rambles in green valleys to the wilder paths rising to rugged moors and cliffs'.

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'The Captain Cook Tourism Association gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Don Burlureaux in offering access to these excellent walks.'

Category York
Distance (miles)83
Overview

'This route celebrates the 100th anniversary of North Yorkshire County Council. It runs across the Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Wolds via Castle Howard and Wharram Percy, linking York and the Foss Walk with the Yorkshire Wolds Way and Cleveland Way National Trails. Meeting the Derwent and Foss, it combines riverside walks in deep valleys with forest tracks.'

Category Ryedale
Distance (miles)109
Type of Walk
Overview

'The route follows a horseshoe line of great variety around much of the beautiful North York Moors National Park.'

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National Trails

Category North Yorkshire
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'The terrain along the Trail varies, some sections are across rough terrain with steep slopes and steps, others are on good paths with gentle slopes. We have identified some of the more accessible sections and created a series of eight easy access walks for everyone to enjoy ...'

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National Trails

Category York
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'The walks around Copmanthorpe vary in distance from 3 to 11 miles and offer easy walking across flat countryside. All walks start and finish at the Royal Oak Pub on Main Street. The No 13 bus comes into the village from York city centre and stops near the Royal Oak.'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)7
Type of Walk
Overview

'This enjoyable trail around part of Dallowgill is illuminated with 22 mosaics depicting local scenes and flora and fauna which might be encountered along the route.'

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Nidderdale AONB

Category 3: 51-100 Miles
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Walking route from Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park to Ilkley.'

Description from

walkingontheweb

See also

Ebor Way [The Walking Englishman]

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)68
Type of Walk
Overview

'The 110 km (68 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path from Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 21 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.'

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)35
Type of Walk
Overview

'Waymarked trail which takes you from the source of the River Esk and brings you to the estuary where it joins the sea at Whitby harbour. A moorland-to-coast walk, it also leads you through riverside country and a steep wooded gorge. '

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A fairly easy walk through fields, along quiet roads and tracks - with some steps, gates and muddy areas.' ALERT You could also try this Link:

Hambleton Ramble

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'A walk from Harrogate to join the Dales Way at Ilkley.'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'A superb 20 mile walk around the town of Harrogate following the waymarked Harrogate Ringway footpath.'

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My Pennines

Category Ryedale
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Explore the Rievaulx valley with this superb walk ... In this podcast, you can hear historian Julian Humphrys as he follows this route, pointing out some of the scars on the landscape that the construction of the Abbey created. Walking in the footsteps of Aelred himself, you can follow the route that the pilgrims would have taken from the stronghold of Helmsley Castle to the breathtaking Cistercian Abbey at Rievaulx.'

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English Heritage

Category North Yorkshire
Overview

Details of eight sample walks (6-9 miles) from the book series Her Master's Walks: 'A series of walking books covering the area of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks ... The latest book Her Master's Walks in Teesdale provides an introduction to the beautiful and distinctive landscape of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

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Stephen I Robinson

Category Richmondshire
Distance (miles)55
Overview

Walk around countryside familiar from the James Herriot TV series: 'The walk, unlike most multi-day walks, is circular; the traditional start and end point being in Aysgarth in the heart of Wensleydale – possibly the most famous of all Yorkshire Dales'.

Walking the Herriot Way 'The guide book provides detailed walking descriptions for the 55 mile, circular trail in both directions (clockwise and anti-clockwise). It also includes 20 hand-drawn maps to help you navigate the route. Every stile, every gate, every change of direction is described so that you can be sure of walking the route with ease and confidence. The Gallery section of the site has photographs of many sections of the Way, so landmarks will seem like familiar friends when you look for them on the trail'.

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Stuart W Greig

Category York
Type of Walk
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'Download a trail, print off your map and plug in your headphones ...'

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'A partnership, led by York Museums Trust, supported by Yorkshire Forward and City of York Council and involving lots of other organisations.'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'A meandering walk from Coxwold to Kirkham Priory in North Yorkshire through the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) taking in many of its beautiful villages on route.'

See also

Howardian Way [LDWA]

Category Craven
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. With its fascinating history, breathtaking views and a rich variety of plants and wildlife, a visit to Ingleton Falls is a great family day out or education field trip ...'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail [Photographers Resource]

Category Craven
Overview

Excerpts from the the books A Walk Around Kettlewell which has 66 pages of history and 40 photographs, and Walks from Kettlewell which features a selection of circular walks all starting and finishing in the village of Kettlewell: 'from easy to hard, walks to suit all'. Both books are available from village shops and online.

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Kettlewell Village

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)20
Overview

'This Circular Route around the Historic Castle town of Knaresborough takes in quiet lanes, river side paths and ancient rights of way as it circles the town. With less than 300 metres of climbing the route is achievable in one long day, or can be broken up into several small more leisurely sections, which can be accessed by short walks from Knaresborough Town Centre. While not marked on the OS map, route literature can be found in the Knaresborough and Harrogate Tourist Information Centre.'

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The Walking Englishman

Category Craven
Distance (miles)100
Type of Walk
Overview

'This classic long distance route passes through stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith. Starting from the magnificent Skipton Castle, the walk passes through the very popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.'

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Sheila Gordon

Category Craven
Distance (miles)8
Type of Walk
Overview

'A walk along the canal towpath & Pennine Way, with some hills, stiles and muddy paths.'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)42
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Lyke Wake Walk is still alive and well, and being walked every year by walkers of all ages and nationalities. It is a 42 mile walk from Scarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley, across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, ending on the north sea coast at Ravenscar. The challenge is to complete the full walk within 24 hours.'

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Lyke Wake Company Ltd

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)53
Overview

'Circular walk from Pateley Bridge, this route takes you through the spectacular uplands around Scar House Reservoir to the rolling fields and river valleys along the River Nidd ... The whole route is shown on the OS Explorer 298 map. Harvey Maps has produced a waterproof map of the route.'

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Nidderdale AONB

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)53
Type of Walk
Overview

'Welcome to the North Sea Trail website of wonderful walks along the North Yorkshire Coast. It's a great way to enjoy the natural and cultural heritage of our fascinating coastline.' Note that the North Sea Trail Website seems now to have disappeared completely, so I have replaced the Link with one to the LDWA Website.

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