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North Yorkshire Walks

Whitby Goths to Captain Cook and Whale Bones Showcase

Whitby is a remarkable and ancient seaside town and seaport surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Alum production, boat and ship building, coal shipping, fishing, jet working, timber trading, whaling and smuggling are just some of Whitby’s traditional trades.

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Narrowboats – Gargrave – Leeds and Liverpool Canal round

East Marton is a small village situated on the A59 with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal passing through on the east side of the village on its descent from Foulridge to Leeds.

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Castle Howard circular

Castle Howard has extensive and diverse gardens with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. There is a large formal garden which merges with the estates English landscape park where there are two major buildings the Temple of the Four Winds and the Mausoleum.

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Scarborough – Scalby Mills to Cloughton Wyke round

Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort and over the last 360 years the many visitors have made Scarborough a very popular place for the young and the old. Scarborough has two lovely sandy beaches South Bay and North Bay which are separated by a rocky headland on which stands the historic Scarborough Castle.

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Hackfall from Masham via the River Ure round

Masham is a very attractive small market town situated in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. The countryside around Masham is stunning and there is plenty of walking and places to visit.

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West Ayton to Wrench Green return via Forge Valley

West Ayton and East Ayton are two villages on top of each other situated on the A170 only about 6 miles from Scarborough in North Yorkshire. East Ayton has a church which is mainly of Norman architecture and the Norman font has been in use for more than 700 years and in West Ayton there is the 14th century ruin of Ayton Castle.

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Wharram Percy a Deserted Medieval Village

Wharram Percy a Deserted Medieval Village Mobile friendly version Wharram Percy a medieval village situated in the beautiful Wolds of the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire is well worth a visit. This village sits in the bottom of the valley

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Millington Woods and Millington Dale Round

Millington in the Yorkshire Wolds of the East Riding of Yorkshire is a very small attractive village which houses a pub “The Gait Inn” which is a 16th century family run free house with limited opening hours and a licensed tea room and restaurant “The Ramblers Rest” which welcomes walkers and cyclists.

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Summerbridge to Darley Round

Summerbridge is a lovely village situated on the B6165 in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire with the River Nidd flowing close by. For such a small village it houses a pub, post office, village store, tea room, butcher and an electrical shop.

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Broxa to Reastly Hill Top Round

Broxa is the very end of the road quiet village, with only a few farms and houses, in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire and situated at the base of Broxa Forest. Broxa forest is mainly pine and other conifer trees with steep gills containing semi natural woodland.

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Langdale End Morra Head Wood River Derwent Round

Langdale End Morra Head Wood River Derwent Round Mobile Friendly Version Mobile Friendly Version Langdale End is a small, very pretty hamlet situated at the southern end of the beautiful Langdale Forest which sits between Dalby Forest an

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Nosterfield Well Snape Round

Nosterfield Well Snape Round Watch the video of this walk Nosterfield is only a small attractive hamlet located between Ripon and Bedale in North Yorkshire. It may only be small but houses a unique pub, The Freemasons Arms which is …

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Byland Abbey Cam House Wass Round

Byland Abbey was founded as a Savigniac house in 1134, but was brought within the Cistercian family following the absorption of the Savigniac Congregation in 1147. Late in the 12th century Byland was described as one of the three shining lights of the North along with Fountains and Rievaulx abbeys.

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Helmsley Beckdale Ashdale Round

Helmsley is a lovely tourist market town in North Yorkshire. There are plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to go at. Market day is held on every Friday in the square where Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s gothic memorial to the second Baron of Feversham and a stone market cross dominate.

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Hole of Horcum to Levisham Round

The Hole of Horcum was formed by rainwater seeping through porous rock and when this water reached a layer of clay it was forced to the surface as springs. These springs caused many landslides gradually making the hole bigger, but legend says that the giant Wade picked up a clod of earth and threw it at his wife and where it landed it made both the Hole of Horcum and Blakey Topping.

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Forge Valley and Hackness

Forge Valley is a gorge made in the last ice age, and is set into the tabular hills of North Yorkshire and the gorge is about a mile and a quarter long. During the last ice age the North Sea was covered in ice and this part of the moors remained free of glaciers.

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Great Ouseburn Upper Dunsforth Lower Dunsforth Round

Great Ouseburn is a lovely village in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire. It takes its name along with Little Ouseburn from the River Ouse which starts as Ouse Gill Beck in the garden of the old Great Ouseburn Workhouse.

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Barlow Common Nature Reserve

Barlow Common Nature Reserve (Suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs) Mobile friendly version Mobile friendly version Barlow Common Nature Reserve, at Barlow near Selby in North Yorkshire, is another fantastic reserve so close t

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Drax Skylark Centre and Nature Reserve

Drax Skylark Centre, at Barlow near Selby in North Yorkshire, is a great place for adults and children. There is only one way in through a security gate where your details will be taken in case of emergency. Entrance is free and there is ample parking.

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Lotherton Hall, a great day out for the kids and adults

Lotherton Hall in North Yorkshire is a really fantastic place for all ages and disabilities and is accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs. This beautiful Edwardian country house is set in the most exquisite gardens of wildflowers and wooded grounds.

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Elvington Airfield to Wheldrake Ings Return

The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington Airfield is well worth a visit and is suitable for all ages and disabilities and just down the road is the York Maze which is an amazing place to visit and has many other attractions so the kids will be more than entertained.

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Richmond to Hudswell Round

Richmond is one of the most beautiful market towns with its own unique character, which has little changed over the centuries, and domineering castle which stands high above the town. The River Swale and its waterfalls add to the beauty of this picturesque market town.

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Great Ayton Captain Cook’s Monument Roseberry Topping Round

Great Ayton is a pretty village with the River Leven flowing through the centre making it a great place for ducks and moorhens. Today we saw second time round chicks. This village has two greens, the low green next to the river where there is plenty of parking and is popular for picnics and the high green in the centre where Captain Cook’s statue stands.

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Ravenscar to Robin Hoods Bay

Ravenscar on the east coast of North Yorkshire is a varied costal area with natural history and industrial archaeology interest especially in the alum works. Alum shale quarried from the hillside was used in liquor production at the site from 1650-1860 for use in dyeing and tanning leather.

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Knaresborough Old Bilton River Nidd Round

Knaresborough is a very pretty old historic market and spa town in the civil parish of Harrogate in North Yorkshire located on the River Nidd just 4 miles east of Harrogate. Flowing on the out skirts of Knaresborough is the River Nidd providing riverside walks and boating facilities.

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Harewood House

Harewood is a small village near Leeds in West Yorkshire. The views on the right along the A659 between Collingham and Harewood are beautiful. The village and Harewood house sit on the T- junction of the A659 and the A61.

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Pately Bridge to Ashfold Side Beck Round

Pateley Bridge is an attractive market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This market town with its spring and summer floral displays has won the Britain in Bloom competition twice and the River Nidd flowing through it enhances its beauty.

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Masham River Ure Marfield Wetlands

Masham is a very attractive small market town situated in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. The countryside around Masham is stunning and there is plenty of walking and places to visit.

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Pocklington Canal to Melbourne Bielby Round

Pocklington, often referred to as “Pock”, is a small attractive market town, where the market is held on Tuesday’s. Pocklington is situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds which spread out to the east coast.

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Pickering to Ruddings Road Round

Pickering is a lovely ancient market town in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire with Pickering beck flowing through it. Pickering sits at the foot of the Moors overlooking the Vale of Pickering to the south.

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Swainby to Faceby Round

Swainby is a very pretty village on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park and Scugdale Beck flows through the centre. The surrounding hills and dry stone walls add to the beauty of this village. Well worth taking your camera.

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Sinnington to Cropton Round

Sinnington is a really beautiful village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire with a large village green and the River Seven flowing through it. There is also the Fox and Hounds pub if you feel like a meal and a drink.

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Nunnington to Harome Round

Nunnington is a lovely village built on a hill with the River Rye running through it. In Nunnington there is the Royal Oak Inn which does good meals and there are the Studios which are open to the public if you wish to look round, but have limited opening hours.

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Thirsk to South Kilvington Round

Thirsk is a small market town in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, which is built around a large cobbled medieval market square. The market is still held every Monday and Saturday and on Bank Holiday Mondays the market fills the whole square and can be very busy.

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Sutton Bank to Boltby Round

Roulston Scar is the correct name for Sutton Bank and is one of the higher points in the Hambleton Hills giving tremendous views of the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray and on a good clear day you can see the hills of the Yorkshire Dales in the distance.

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Myton to Boroughbridge Round

Myton-on-Swale is a lovely dead end of the road little village built from east to west. On two of the three roads that lead into Myton there are stone gateways that were once the entrances to the Myton Estate which was owned by the Stapylton family from the time of Charles the first.

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Ripon to Fountains Abbey Round

Ripon is a small city with a market place and a huge Cathedral. Since 1108 market day is still held on every Thursday. In 1880, the Corn Market, as it was then, was signalled by the Ripon Bellman and today the Bellman still rings his bell at 11am every Thursday to officially open the general market.

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Lockton to Dalby Forest Visitors Centre

Lockton is a very small, pretty North Yorkshire village just off the A169 to Whitby road. There are only a small number of houses and farms and the road near the end of the village goes on to Levisham another very pretty little village.

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Thornton-le-dale to Dalby Forest Visitors Centre Round

Thornton-le-Dale is considered as one of the prettiest villages in England even though it is situated on the A170. Thornton Beck which winds its way through the village is crossed by a series of small bridges and passing by one of the most photographed thatched cottages in Yorkshire, adds to the appeal of Thornton-le-Dale.

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City of Troy to Coulton Round

City of Troy is a turf maze which is a labyrinth made by cutting a path into a level area of short grass, turf or lawn, and is situated beside the road near Dalby on top of the Howardian Hills.

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Thorpe Basset Round

This village was once much bigger than it is now. When enclosures were made in the 18th Century there were 17 families living here. This is an agricultural village which once had a school, post office and pub, The Royal Oak Inn.

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