Abbey Trail

'The guide by Clive Newsome divides the route into eight sections, which are: Kirkstall Abbey (near Leeds) to Otley; Otley to Pateley Bridge; Pateley Bridge to Ripon; Ripon to Thirsk; Thirsk to Helmsley; Helmsley to Rosedale Abbey; Rosedale Abbey to Grosmont; Grosmont to Whitby.'

Distance (miles)
Longer distance range
Starting from
Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire and the Humber, Leeds
Type of Walk

'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)