Area: Yorkshire North Riding

'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 North Yorkshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1131
Views of 'Full' Record1803

'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 Forests
Starting fromBroxa Forest
Visits to the Website904
Views of 'Full' Record1666

'We promote a range of walks within the area from short circular walks to longer distances such as the Millennium Way.'

Category York
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1198
Views of 'Full' Record1693

'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.'

Category Ryedale
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Trails
Starting fromDalby Forest
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1010
Views of 'Full' Record2038

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

Visits to the Website772
Views of 'Full' Record1735

'Founded in Teesside some 40 years ago  the walks are generally on the second Saturday of each month. There are usually two walks available one being longer than the other to suit differing abilities. Although the club name would point to us walking on the cumbrian fells we are more likely to walk on the North Yorks Moors as all walks are arrived at by car usually within an hour's drive of Teesside.'

Starting fromTeesside
Visits to the Website337
Views of 'Full' Record922

'Guisborough is a perfect place for a walk with access up on to the North York Moors and beyond. There are 3 waymarked walks around the forest through a range of different woodland types or why not venture up to Roseberry Topping.'

Starting fromGuisborough Forest
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website819
Views of 'Full' Record1345

'We provide opportunities for our fast-growing membership to meet like-minded people, and to get involved in a wide range of interest groups. We get together to meet new people, to try new activities, to have a go at coordinating a group, and most of all to have fun in learning.'

Starting fromGuisborough
Visits to the Website753
Views of 'Full' Record3311

'Based in the thriving market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, the club of approximately 80 members is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere.'

Category Hambleton
Starting fromNorthallerton
Visits to the Website798
Views of 'Full' Record1477

'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 Ryedale
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website971
Views of 'Full' Record1706

'Established since 1982, we are a friendly bunch who welcome new members and visitors alike. We have been doing one social walk each month; however from 2012 we will be doing two walks a month, one of which will be a shorter walk around 16 miles ... We walk on the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire & Durham Dales, Coast and the Lake District.'

Starting fromCleveland
Visits to the Website856
Views of 'Full' Record1593

'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 North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website361
Views of 'Full' Record834

'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 Scarborough
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website652
Views of 'Full' Record1549

'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 Richmondshire
Starting fromLeyburn
Visits to the Website1232
Views of 'Full' Record1615

'Linthorpe Cemetery is a burial ground but it also provides a large area of accessible semi-natural greenspace in a densely populated urban area ... This 52-acre (21 ha) site is the largest area of woodland in central Middlesbrough. In the southern section of the cemetery there is an almost complete canopy cover of mature trees. Most of these were planted in the nineteenth century.'

Category Middlesbrough
Size (acreage)52
Starting fromLinthorpe Cemetery
See also

Linthorpe Cemetery [Middlesbrough Council] |Middlesbrough Nature Reserves [Tees Valley Local Access Forum]

Visits to the Website783
Views of 'Full' Record1471

'For those wishing to explore locally, there are many footpaths and short walks around the area including the Loftus Town Trail, Loftus Historic Woods, Miners Way, Skinningrove Valley Trail, Carlin How Village Heritage Trail, the Cleveland Street and walks through the Kilton Valley.'

Starting fromLoftus
Description from

Loftus Town Council

Visits to the Website490
Views of 'Full' Record1306

'List of suggested walking routes in Middlesbrough. All our parks are also suitable for walking ...'

Category Middlesbrough
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1180

'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.'

Category North Yorkshire
See also

North York Moors Gazetteer [John Rickard]

Visits to the Website957
Views of 'Full' Record1576

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

Category North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website619
Views of 'Full' Record1196
Navigate the Website>>> Hambleton District
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website715
Views of 'Full' Record1365

'We at Northallerton Ramblers pride ourselves on our friendliness and welcoming attitude to new members. You are welcome to walk with us before you join so that you can be sure that you are happy with our approach to walking ... '

Category Hambleton
Starting fromNorthallerton
Visits to the Website1614
Views of 'Full' Record1745

'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 Ryedale
Starting fromPickering
Visits to the Website880
Views of 'Full' Record1376
Starting fromPickering
Visits to the Website1001
Views of 'Full' Record1470

'Hike for miles or stroll for an hour. In Redcar, Saltburn and Guisborough you can walk without crowds, through unspoilt landscapes and beside some of the most scenic beaches in Britain!'

Navigate the Website>>> Visit >>> Go straight to: Walking | Walks
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

This is Redcar & Cleveland

Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record1371

Held Late January/Early February'We are hoping for some mild winter weather, but British weather can be temperamental, so expect some snow, rain and strong winds! Please be prepared and dress appropriately ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

This is Redcar & Cleveland.

Visits to the Website613
Views of 'Full' Record1301

'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.' Held Late September.

Category Richmondshire
Starting fromRichmond
Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record1454
Starting fromRosedale Abbey
Visits to the Website734
Views of 'Full' Record1455

'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 Ryedale
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website867
Views of 'Full' Record1233

'Currently (December 2015) the group has over 800 members who are drawn from a wide area of East Cleveland, including Saltburn, Marske, New Marske, Loftus, Skelton, Easington, Brotton and Redcar.'. 'Walking' Groups listed include: [1] Walking 1 - - - : [2] Walking 2 - - - : [3] Walking 3 - 10 to 12 miles.

Starting fromSaltburn-by-the-Sea
Visits to the Website712
Views of 'Full' Record3354

'Saltburn Gill is a 52 acre woodland nature reserve nestling in the shadow of Saltburn by the Sea, where drifts of Wild Garlic and Bluebells herald the arrival of Spring and where sightings of Roe deer are always a possibility.'

Size (acreage)52
Starting fromSaltburn Gill
Description from

Saltburnbythesea.com

See also

Saltburn Gill [Tees Valley Wildlife Trust]

Visits to the Website689
Views of 'Full' Record1610

'We are ideally placed to take advantage of some lovely countryside ... To cater for a range of abilities and interests we currently run 3 different groups ... So you can choose a walk (and group!) compatible with your ability and experience to make sure you really enjoy your walk.'

Category Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> Walks ...
Starting fromStokesley
Visits to the Website1049
Views of 'Full' Record4433

'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.'

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

Richard Ratcliffe

Visits to the Website536
Views of 'Full' Record1090

'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 ...'

Size (acreage)85
Starting fromThorpe Perrow Arboretum, Bedale
Visits to the Website1193
Views of 'Full' Record1245

Details of a number of walks around and about this Unitary Authority alongside those within local authorities throughout most of the United Kingdom.

Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website946
Views of 'Full' Record2294

'Hambleton Strollers organises led walks which start from doctors' surgeries, leisure centres and other central points in Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Bedale, Easingwold and Great Ayton plus some nearby villages.'

Category Hambleton
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Hambleton District Council

Visits to the Website559
Views of 'Full' Record1131

'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.'

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

John Carey

Visits to the Website532
Views of 'Full' Record1484

'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
Size (acreage)24
Starting fromCemetery Road
Visits to the Website596
Views of 'Full' Record1128

'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
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website752
Views of 'Full' Record1971

'The York Group works together with other local Ramblers groups in the East Yorkshire & Derwent Area (namely: Beverley, Driffield, Howden & Goole, Hull, Pocklington, Ryedale and Scarborough) to organise a programme of full, half-day and summer evening walks, including some that use public transport ...'

Category Ramblers Groups
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website755
Views of 'Full' Record1356

'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 York
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website630
Views of 'Full' Record1394

'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 Ryedale
Size (acreage)120
Starting fromCastle Howard
Visits to the Website868
Views of 'Full' Record825

'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.'

Category North Yorkshire
See also

List of Yorkshire Dales [Wikipedia]

Visits to the Website776
Views of 'Full' Record1744

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

Category Ryedale
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromWelburn
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website737
Views of 'Full' Record1221

'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

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)103
Starting fromRipon Cathedral, Ripon
Description from

John and Nancy Eckersley

Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record2636

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'.

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

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

Visits to the Website834
Views of 'Full' Record1347

'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 North Yorkshire
Navigate the Website>>> Centenary Way (North Yorkshire)
Distance (miles)83
Starting fromYork Minster
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website912
Views of 'Full' Record2934

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

Category Ryedale
Distance (miles)109
Starting fromHelmsley
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website793
Views of 'Full' Record2224

'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 ...'

Category North Yorkshire
Starting fromHelmsley
Description from

National Trails

Visits to the Website697
Views of 'Full' Record1334

'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 Parish Walks
Starting fromCopmanthorpe
Visits to the Website861
Views of 'Full' Record2514

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

Category 3: 51-100 Miles
Distance (miles)70
Starting fromHelmsley
Description from

walkingontheweb

See also

Ebor Way [RambleFest]

Visits to the Website645
Views of 'Full' Record1707

'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)68
Starting fromFiley Brigg
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website347
Views of 'Full' Record971

'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 Scarborough
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromCastleton Moor Railway Station
Visits to the Website976
Views of 'Full' Record1819

'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 Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> View Local Circular Walks on a Map >>> Hambleton Ramble
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromThirsk
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website786
Views of 'Full' Record1535

'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.'

Category Ryedale
Navigate the Website>>> Helmsley to Rievaulx Walk
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromHelmsley Castle
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website743
Views of 'Full' Record1868

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.'

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

Stephen I Robinson

Visits to the Website540
Views of 'Full' Record1235

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'.

Category Richmondshire
Distance (miles)55
Starting fromAysgarth
Description from

Stuart W Greig

Visits to the Website983
Views of 'Full' Record1782

'Download a trail, print off your map and plug in your headphones ...'

Category York
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

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

Visits to the Website666
Views of 'Full' Record1320

'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.'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromCoxwold
See also

Howardian Way [LDWA] and Howardian Way [Moorland Challenge]

Visits to the Website723
Views of 'Full' Record1447

'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.'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)20
Starting fromForest Lane Head, Knaresborough
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1050
Views of 'Full' Record3295

'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.'

Category Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> The Lyke Wake Walk
Distance (miles)42
Starting fromScarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley
Description from

Lyke Wake Company Ltd

Visits to the Website945
Views of 'Full' Record2825

'Fossil walks, talks and lectures, guided walks, community events (Rosedale Show, Celebration of our Community Event in Robin Hood's Bay), rock & fossil road-shows, practical conservation, our Newsletter Exposure and Geonaut events (CSI Dinosaur – Victorian Geologists – fossil walk and road-show) are all part of what we do to spread the word about the importance of geology, its fragility, its vital importance to the way we live and what we can do to understand it better and make sure it isn't overlooked.'

Category North Yorkshire
Starting fromRobin Hood's Bay
Visits to the Website744
Views of 'Full' Record2001

'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.

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)53
Starting fromSleights
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website899
Views of 'Full' Record2184

'The North York Moors may not be one of the best known national parks, but the area includes some breathtakingly beautiful scenery, including vast expanses of open moorland, dramatic sea cliffs, sudden escarpments and hidden valleys. This site is going to be my personal guide to the Yorkshire Moors, based on twenty years of walking in the national park ...'

Access to details of over fifty walks around and about the National Park.

Category North Yorkshire
Starting fromNorth York Moors National Park
Description from

John Rickard

Visits to the Website871
Views of 'Full' Record1344

Details of recent and upcoming Meetings plus of the Committee's Membership.

Links to a range of 'rights of way' web pages: [1] Information and advice - - - : [2] definitive map and statements - - - : [3] registers - - - : [4] maintenance - - - : [5] advice for developers - - - : [6] open access land - - - : [7] notices - - - : [8] maps

Category North Yorkshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website352
Views of 'Full' Record975

'We have created a series of archaeology audio trails around the Yorkshire Dales ... Our aims are to increase your enjoyment of the Yorkshire Dales and to help you understand more about the unique cultural landscape of the area created through the interactions of people and nature over thousands of years.'

Category North Yorkshire
Starting fromYorkshire Dales National Park
Description from

Out of Oblivion

Visits to the Website513
Views of 'Full' Record1290

'Uses several of the key sites along the banks of the River Tees, where nature is reclaiming land previously used by heavy industry. Passing through Portrack Marsh Nature Reserve, along historic footpaths, using the river crossing of the Tees Barrage and Newport Bridge, and with good links to other sites in the area, there is something for everyone along the route.'

Category Middlesbrough
Starting fromTees Barrage
Description from

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Visits to the Website970
Views of 'Full' Record2336

'Celebrates the iron and steel history of the Borough. Linking Eston and Skinningrove the trail follows public footpaths passing industrial sites. One aspect of the trail is that it recognises the commitment of many of the villages and community groups that are promoting the importance of heritage in their area.'

Navigate the Website>>> Redcar & Cleveland Ironstone Heritage Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromEston
Visits to the Website699
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'Richmond, North Yorkshire is a town of unique character and beauty which has changed little through the centuries. With the variety of shopping and its many pubs, hotels and restaurants, the proximity to the most stunning scenery anywhere to be seen, Richmond remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to visit in the Country ...'

Category Richmondshire
Starting fromRichmond
Description from

Richmond Online

Visits to the Website922
Views of 'Full' Record1565

'Despite several steep inclines this route is relatively easy with most of it taking place on well maintained paths and lanes ...  This route is good for any time of year because of the excellently maintained pathways.'

Category Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> Roseberry Topping to The Captain Cook Monument
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromGreat Ayton
Description from

Northern Paths

Visits to the Website746
Views of 'Full' Record1620

'A Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail exploring around Scarborough Harbour & Castle ... A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore towns, cities & villages across the UK with a self-guided themed walk. An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. We have over 1,200 Trails across the UK, and it doesn’t matter if you’re local, or visiting somewhere new for the first time ...'

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromMarine Drive
Description from

Treasure Trails

Visits to the Website350
Views of 'Full' Record867

You should be able to search for brief descriptions of walks around and about Scarborough ...

Category Scarborough
Description from

Discover Yorkshire Coast

Visits to the Website1454
Views of 'Full' Record5765

'From the White Horse of Kilburn on the edge of the Hambleton Hills to the top of East Cliff at Whitby overlooking the North Sea. Although the way finding is easy enough, the severity of the walk should not be underestimated as the route attains nearly 6000 feet of ascent as it climbs in and out of the steep sided glaciated dales that penetrate the moors. Account must also be taken of the changeable moorland weather and the lack of refreshments available in the first half of the walk ...'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)43
Starting fromKilburn
Description from

Moorland Challenge

Visits to the Website521
Views of 'Full' Record1152

'2012 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Society – it was founded in Aysgarth in April 1952. At our first meeting of the 2012-13 season, the occasion was celebrated with the launch of Diana Jolland's newly published booklet "A 60-mile Walk Around Wensleydale" containing a series of walks she has devised that add up to 60 miles in total ...  Leyburn has long been a destination for walkers and this new walk puts Leyburn on the long-distance walking map.'

Category Richmondshire
Distance (miles)60
Starting fromLeyburn
Description from

The Wensleydale Society

Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record2040

'Pilgrimage route from Hinderwell in Yorkshire to Whitby Abbey. It visits eight Churches and Chapels all dedicated to St Hilda, as well as two other churches named after St Hedda and St Mary. Hilda was Abbess of Hartlepool and founder of Whitby Abbey, raised in King Edwin of Northumbria’s Court.'

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)43
Starting fromHinderwell
Description from

British Pilgrimage

See also

St Hilda's Way [Whitby Deanery] | Walking St Hilda’s Way Nancy and John Eckersley (2015)

Visits to the Website430
Views of 'Full' Record931

'Follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its confluence with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.'

'This website and the route described is collaboration between the Walkers are Welcome towns of Boroughbridge, Richmond and Kirkby Stephen and is based on the original route.'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)77
Starting fromBoroughbridge
Visits to the Website1078
Views of 'Full' Record1404

'Route takes you from the coast at Scarborough and along the Tabular Hills to the delightful market town of Helmsley. On its own, it takes four days to complete – but combine it with the Cleveland Way National Trail and you'll have walked around the entire perimeter of the National Park in around 2 weeks!'

The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way With the Tabular Hills Walk  by Paddy Dillon (Cicerone, 2010)

Category Ryedale
Navigate the Website>>> Tabular Hills Walk
Distance (miles)48
Starting fromScalby Mills
Visits to the Website1008
Views of 'Full' Record2613

'Start at the highest pub in Britain and take a walk along the famous Pennine Way, then walk along the Coast to Coast, stop for a tea and scone at Ravenseat before returning to the Tan Hill Inn for a well deserved real ale in front of the roaring fire ...'

Category Richmondshire
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromKeld, Swaledale
Visits to the Website599
Views of 'Full' Record2467

'Waymarked path across the Tees Valley linking the Cleveland Way at Highcliff Nab with the Teesdale Way at Middlesbrough Dock. The link also forms part of the E2 European Route from Harwich to Stranraer.'

Category Middlesbrough
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromGuisborough
Walks described here by
See also

Tees Link [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Tees Link (3179175) [OpenStreetMap]

Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record1629

'The Moorland Crosses are a series of crosses, some ancient and some considerably newer, right across the whole North York Moors area ... In 1971 members of the Scarborough and District Search and Rescue team devised a walk around the North York Moors that took in 14 of the moorland "crosses". The purpose of the walk was to raise money to buy radios that the team needed. The intention was to complete it over a 24 hour period starting at midday from Goathland and finishing by midday on the following day. The first walk took place in October 1971 and was undertaken by a group of six ...'

Category Scarborough
Distance (miles)62
Starting fromGoathland
Description from

John and Gemma Daly

Visits to the Website705
Views of 'Full' Record1606

'This is a walk around 20 historical sites in Thirsk and Sowerby marked by blue plaques. These record important buildings or people associated with our town. The walk takes anything up to 1½ hours.'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromThirsk
Description from

Visit Thirsk

Visits to the Website596
Views of 'Full' Record1631

'Welcome to the Top Ten Trails website - a collection of "top" experiences for you to enjoy along the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails.'

Category North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website495
Views of 'Full' Record1211

'Come and enjoy the changing faces of Middlesbrough with this walk, which takes in the iconic Transporter Bridge, clock tower and then on to Temenos (the world acclaimed sculpture by Anish Kapoor).'

Category Middlesbrough
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromCentre Square
Description from

Middlesbrough Council

Visits to the Website703
Views of 'Full' Record1448

'Follow in Turner's footsteps with our self-guided walking trails, podcasts and more.'

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

Welcome to Yorkshire

Visits to the Website641
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'The Yorkshire Dales National Park have produced a guide to linear walks accessible by public transport in the Yorkshire Dales ... Ideas for walks in Wensleydale have also been provided by Leyburn Walkers are Welcome.

Category North Yorkshire
Description from

DalesBus

See also

Dales Rail Trails Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware Press, 2012)

Visits to the Website673
Views of 'Full' Record1240

'Walks in and around Wensleydale ... We're currently busy building up a library of 52 walks in the area - one for each week of the year! So please call again soon.'

Category Richmondshire
Starting fromWensleydale
Visits to the Website976
Views of 'Full' Record1775

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

Category Scarborough
Starting fromWhitby
Description from

Harry Collett

Visits to the Website733
Views of 'Full' Record1402

'Traces the River Ure from the point at which it joins the River Ouse, a few miles north of York, to its source 2,000 feet above sea level amongst the Pennine fells between Hawes and Kirkby Stephen ...'

The Yoredale Way: A 100 Mile Walk from York to Kirkby Stephen by J K E Piggin (Yorkshire Footpath Trust, 1994) is out-of-print but should be available second-hand

Category Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Yoredale Way
Distance (miles)101
Starting fromCuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website603
Views of 'Full' Record2470

'A circular walk around the outskirts of this historic city.'

Category York
Distance (miles)23
Starting fromLendal Bridge
Walks described here by
See also

Millennium Way Walk [City of York Council]

Visits to the Website1227
Views of 'Full' Record4850

'A complete on-line guide to walking the Walls with maps, pictures and organised text.'

Category York
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromYork Minster
Description from

The Friends of York Walls

Visits to the Website688
Views of 'Full' Record1325

'Everyone has the right to access to the countryside in the Yorkshire National Park. Choose from our Miles without Stiles downloadable routes perfect for wheelchairs, pushchairs and a post-pub-lunch amble. You can also buy route cards at National Park Centres. To see where the routes can be found in the National Park have a look at the interactive map.'

Category North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website668
Views of 'Full' Record2204

'From its humble source north-west of York, the Yorkshire Ouse winds its way gently through over 50 miles of fine countryside. It swallows up streams from picturesque dales and steadily swells until it unites with the River Trent to become the mighty Humber and sweeps into the North Sea.'

The Yorkshire Ouse Walk: From Source to the Sea - with Tales of the Riverbank by Ivan E. Broadhead (Meridian Books, 1999) is out-of-print but new or used copies should still be available.

Category Hambleton
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Yorkshire Ouse Walk
Distance (miles)62
Starting fromCampbell & Penty Warehouse, Linton-on-Ouse
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1636

'Takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.'

Category Craven
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromHorton in Ribblesdale
Description from

Three Peaks Challenge Ltd

Visits to the Website762
Views of 'Full' Record1590

'Reach the parts of York other visitors miss. Join one of our entertaining historical guided walks.'

Category York
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website746
Views of 'Full' Record1477

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