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Walking

Ryedale - Walking - Mike Kipling/NYMNPA

With 1,400 miles of country paths and tracks, Ryedale - North Yorkshire is walking country - gentle strolls, day walks and long-distance hikes are all on our doorstep. There are dozens of short walks encompassing everything from town trails to wildlife spotting.

Market Town Walks
A series of walks originating from Ryedale's Market Towns have been produced in association with iFootpath.  21 digital walking guides have been produced to help you discover this glorious part of North Yorkshire. Each walk begins in one of the market towns – Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton-on-Derwent – and there are routes to suit all abilities, from shorter discovery trails to longer countryside rambles. The Visit Ryedale Collection is part of the wider Ryedale Market Towns promotion project, which aims to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside around the five Ryedale market towns, whilst also encouraging stops at attractions, cafes, pubs and shops along the way.

A new series of six linear walks have been produced by iFootpath that take you on a journey between Ryedale's market towns.  The Ryedale Market Towns trail is a 67-mile (108km) long-distance circular trail, created to allow walkers to enjoy the highlights of Ryedale, visiting each of the five market towns along the way.  See below for further details.

Helmsley

Walking in Dalby ForestHelmsley and Ash Dale Woods
A 2 mile easy circular walk from the classic medieval market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. The walk begins in the market square before heading out alongside the beck to reach playing fields and sheep pastures. The route then skirts through the edge of Ash Dale Woods before following the quiet roads back into town.

Helmsley and Beck Dale
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. The route heads north through the beautiful woodland belt of Beck Dale, following an idyllic babbling brook, before crossing a few fields and returning via another woodland belt, Ash Dale.

Helmsley and Riccal Dale
An 8 mile (13km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley. The route heads out across sheep pastures and open fields to explore the woodland ravine of Riccal Dale, in the company of the beautiful River Riccal.

Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) there and back walk from the market town of Helmsley. The route follows the Cleveland Way through open fields, beautiful woodland belts and along quiet lanes to visit the spectacular Rievaulx Abbey before returning along the same route.

Helmsley and River Rye
A 4 mile (6.5km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. The route heads south along the banks of the River Rye, through pastures and crop fields, crossing the river via the footbridge alongside the fish farm and then returning on a higher farm track giving glorious long-reaching views.

Helmsley Discovery Trail
A 1.2 mile (2km) easy access circular trail around the market town of Helmsley. The route discovers several of the town’s key attractions including the bustling Market Place, the pretty beck, the imposing castle, the magnificent walled gardens and a short stretch of the Cleveland Way.

Kirkbymoorside

Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor
A 6 mile (10 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside. The route heads north through Manor Vale Woodland and open fields to reach nearby Gillamoor with its pretty church and surprise view, before returning through plantations alongside the River Dove.

Kirkbymoorside and Ravenswick
A 4 mile (6.5 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The route heads east and north, visiting the site of the former Ravenswick Hall, the beautiful Ravenswyke Woods and a long stretch of Manor Vale Woods.

Kirkbymoorside and St Gregory's Minster
A 5 mile (8 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside. The route heads west through open fields and pastures, visiting Kirkdale Cave (where a fascinating set of fossilised bones were discovered) and St Gregory’s Minster along the way.

Kirkbymoorside Discovery Trail
A 1.3 mile (2 km) circular walk (part of which is easy access) from the market town of Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The route discovers some of the highlights of this delightful town including the Shambles, Market Cross, Old Police Station and the large pond, the site of a former moated castle that now creates the perfect picnic spot with glorious views across the town.

Malton

Appleton-le-Street to Malton
A 7 mile (11km) linear walk from the small village of Appleton-le-Street to the market town of Malton. Begin by catching the bus from Malton to Appleton-le-Street where you can enjoy a drink at the dog-friendly village pub before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Howardian Hills including long stretches of pretty woodland and good views across the Castle Howard estate.

Malton and Broughton Lane
A 4.5 mile (7km) circular walk (part of which is easy access) from the market town of Malton. The route heads west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to explore a pretty woodland belt and a beautiful stretch of the green track, Broughton Lane with lots of wild flowers to enjoy in the spring and summer.

Malton and St Mary's Priory
A 3 mile (5km) easy access circular walk from the market town of Malton. The route explores the town’s market place, a beautiful stretch of the River Derwent and a number of historic sites including St Mary’s Priory, Orchard Fields (the site of an old Roman fort) and the site of the old castle. 

Malton and Swinton
A 6 mile (10km) circular walk from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route heads north-west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to visit the two pretty villages of Broughton and Swinton, with chance for refreshments at the Blacksmiths Arms in Swinton and plenty of tranquil paths to enjoy.

Norton-on-Derwent

Norton and Auburn Hill
A 6 mile (10km) circular walk from the market town of Norton on Derwent. The route performs a loop to the east, taking in long stretches of peaceful arable fields and the southern tracks and lanes which are home to many horse racing stables.

Norton and Langton
A 5 mile (8km) circular walk near the market town of Norton on Derwent in Ryedale. The route performs a loop to the south to visit the picturesque village of Langton, taking in long stretches of peaceful tracks with stunning views plus chance to meet racehorses and pigs along the way.

Norton and Menethorpe
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) circular walk from Malton rail station in the market town of Norton-on-Derwent in Ryedale. The route heads south-west, through sheep pastures, horse paddocks and the golf course to reach the tiny hamlet of Menethorpe before returning through fields and cattle pastures alongside the River Derwent.

Norton and Whitewall Views
A 2.5 mile (4km) easy access circular walk from the market town of Norton on Derwent. The route performs a simple loop through the pavements and southern lanes, home to many horse racing stables, including a stretch along Whitewall which gives lovely views back across Norton and Malton.

Pickering

Fox and Rabbit to Pickering
A 6 mile (10 km) linear walk from the village of Lockton (home to the Fox and Rabbit Inn) to the market town of Pickering. Begin by catching the bus from Pickering to Lockton where you can enjoy lunch before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the hillside pastures of Cross Dale, the haunting woodland of Haugh Wood and an idyllic stretch of the river, Pickering Beck.

Pickering Castle and Newbridge
A 2.5 mile (4km) circular walk from the market town of Pickering. The route heads north through quiet lanes and pastures to the railway crossing at Newbridge before climbing into woodland to visit Pickering Castle on the return leg.

Pickering and Cawthorn Camps
A 10 mile (16km) ‘there and back’ walk from the market town of Pickering. The route heads north through the simple landscape of woodland belts, quiet lanes, arable fields and pastures to visit Cawthorn Roman Camps, with its earth remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the moors.

Pickering and Ings Bridge
A 5.5 mile (9km) circular walk (which can be shortened to 3 miles) from the market town of Pickering in Ryedale. The route heads south and west following the line of the idyllic Pickering Beck through meadows and pastures to reach the pretty stone Ings Bridge before returning either via quiet lanes for the shorter version or via peaceful fields and pastures for the longer version.

Pickering and Pickering Woods
A 6 mile circular walk from the market town of Pickering in the North York Moors. The route heads north out of the town following Pickering Beck and on through the paths of Pickering Woods. The walk then crosses the beck and the railway before returning along a quiet country lane to explore the town itself.

Ryedale's Market Towns Circular Walk

The Ryedale Market Towns trail is a 67-mile (108km) long-distance circular trail, created to allow walkers to enjoy the highlights of Ryedale, visiting each of the five market towns along the way.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 1: Helmsley to Hovingham
A 9 mile (14.5km) linear walk from Helmsley to Hovingham in North Yorkshire, forming the first part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads south along the banks of the River Rye, through pastures and crop fields, crossing the river via the footbridge alongside the fish farm and heading south to Oswaldkirk. From here the trail continues along the Ebor Way, following quiet tracks through Cawton and on to the idyllic village of Hovingham.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 2: Hovingham to Malton
An 11 mile (18km) linear walk from Hovingham village to Malton rail station in North Yorkshire, forming the second part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads south to join a long woodland ridge that acts as your guide as you head east across the district. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Howardian Hills including long stretches of pretty woodland and good views across the Castle Howard estate.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 3: Malton to Rillington
A 10 mile (16km) linear walk from Malton rail station to Rillington village in North Yorkshire, forming the third part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route begins heading south through Norton-on-Derwent before cutting between wide fields and crossing an old rail line to reach the idyllic village of Settrington. Having passed through the length of this quaint setting, centred around Settrington Beck, it is a long and steady climb up to Settrington Beacon with unrivalled views back to Malton, followed by a descent through woodland and fields with more spectacular views to the north.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 4: Rillington to Pickering
A 15 mile (24km) linear walk from Rillington village to Pickering in North Yorkshire, forming the fourth part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route begins by crossing two historic parkland estates, with views of Scampston Hall and Knapton Hall and a reminder of times gone by. The middle stretch crosses the typical landscape of this part of the Derwent Valley, crossing vast expanses of flat arable land via quiet lanes and field tracks. Arriving in Thornton-le-Dale, there is time for a quick pit stop to enjoy the picturesque village setting, before crossing farmland with lovely views to reach Pickering.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 5: Pickering to Kirkbymoorside
A 13.5 mile (22km) linear walk from Pickering to Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire, forming the fifth part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads north through the simple landscape of woodland belts, quiet lanes, arable fields and pastures giving you chance to visit Cawthorn Roman Camps, with its earth remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the moors. Turning west, you pass through the pretty North York Moors villages of Cropton and Appleton-le-Moors (with an obligatory stop at one of the inns or the brewery) before joining peaceful tracks that lead you through two steep-sided valleys, crossing Hutton Beck and the River Dove, with far-reaching views. Climbing out of the Dove valley, there is one final descent to reach Kirkbymoorside.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 6: Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley
A 9 mile (14.5km) linear walk from Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley in North Yorkshire, forming the sixth and final part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads west through a mixture of open crop fields, sheep pastures and woodland valleys with gorgeous views from the hilltops. Along the way there are several interesting landmarks including Kirkdale Cave (where a fascinating set of fossilised bones were discovered), St Gregory’s Minster, the predominantly thatched village of Pockley and the magical woodland ravine of Riccal Dale.

More walks around Ryedale

A ramble along the River Rye.

A walk from Welburn with views of Castle Howard.

A walk on the Yorkshire Wolds from Thixendale.

Cawthorn Roman Camps
A 1 mile circular easy-access walk around Cawthorn Roman Camps in North Yorkshire, discovering the earthwork remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the North York Moors.

Ebberston and Snainton.

Hike in the Howardian Hills.

Hovingham.

Kirkham Priory.

Moors Inn 6.5 Mile Circular - Appleton-le-Moors
A 6.5 mile circular pub walk from The Moors Inn in Appleton-le-Moors in North Yorkshire. The walk follows pretty ancient stone lanes with mixed hedgerows away from Appleton-le-Moors and passes through a small belt of woodland to reach the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Moors Inn 8 Mile Circular - Appleton-le-Moors
An 8 mile circular pub walk from The Moors Inn in Appleton-le-Moors in North Yorkshire. The walk follows pretty ancient stone lanes with mixed hedgerows away from Appleton-le-Moors and passes through a small belt of woodland to reach the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Thixendale.

Thornton-le-Dale, Ellerburn and Longlands Lane
A 3.5 mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North York Moors. The walk takes in the village itself along with the nearby hamlet of Ellerburn and the pretty paths alongside the village’s beck.

Thornton-le-Dale and Ellerburn
A 2.5 mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North York Moors. The walk takes in the village itself along with the nearby hamlet of Ellerburn and the pretty paths alongside the village’s beck.

Long Distance Walks

If you enjoy long distance walking you will be spoilt for choice. The Cleveland Way National Trail, Yorkshire Wolds Way, Esk Valley Walk, the Ebor Way, The Inn Way, Tabular Hills Walk and Great Wold Valley are just some of our more popular trails. The Ebor Way, approximately 70 miles in length, starts at Helmsley and finishes at Ilkley in West Yorkshire. It links the Cleveland Way and Dales Way, making possible a long distance route of about 310 miles!  The Centernary Way was created in 1989 by North Yorkshire County Council and it covers 82 miles between York Minster and Filey on the East coast, linking sections of the Foss, Ebor, Derwent and Wolds Ways.

Comprehensive guidebooks are available for all these long distance walks, which you can purchase via the web.

Please remember to follow the Country Code:-

  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work

  • Guard against all risk of fire

  • Fasten all gates

  • Keep dogs under close control

  • Keep to public paths across farmland

  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls

  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone

  • Take your litter home

  • Help to keep all water clean

  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees

  • Take special care on country roads

  • Make no unnecessary noise

Dog Friendly Walks

If you love dogs, walking and Yorkshire, then www.dogwalksyorkshire.com is your guide to dog-friendly walking in the Yorkshire countryside.

Walking

Ryedale - Walking - Mike Kipling/NYMNPA

With 1,400 miles of country paths and tracks, Ryedale - North Yorkshire is walking country - gentle strolls, day walks and long-distance hikes are all on our doorstep. There are dozens of short walks encompassing everything from town trails to wildlife spotting.

Market Town Walks
A series of walks originating from Ryedale's Market Towns have been produced in association with iFootpath.  21 digital walking guides have been produced to help you discover this glorious part of North Yorkshire. Each walk begins in one of the market towns – Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton-on-Derwent – and there are routes to suit all abilities, from shorter discovery trails to longer countryside rambles. The Visit Ryedale Collection is part of the wider Ryedale Market Towns promotion project, which aims to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside around the five Ryedale market towns, whilst also encouraging stops at attractions, cafes, pubs and shops along the way.

A new series of six linear walks have been produced by iFootpath that take you on a journey between Ryedale's market towns.  The Ryedale Market Towns trail is a 67-mile (108km) long-distance circular trail, created to allow walkers to enjoy the highlights of Ryedale, visiting each of the five market towns along the way.  See below for further details.

Helmsley

Walking in Dalby ForestHelmsley and Ash Dale Woods
A 2 mile easy circular walk from the classic medieval market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. The walk begins in the market square before heading out alongside the beck to reach playing fields and sheep pastures. The route then skirts through the edge of Ash Dale Woods before following the quiet roads back into town.

Helmsley and Beck Dale
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. The route heads north through the beautiful woodland belt of Beck Dale, following an idyllic babbling brook, before crossing a few fields and returning via another woodland belt, Ash Dale.

Helmsley and Riccal Dale
An 8 mile (13km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley. The route heads out across sheep pastures and open fields to explore the woodland ravine of Riccal Dale, in the company of the beautiful River Riccal.

Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) there and back walk from the market town of Helmsley. The route follows the Cleveland Way through open fields, beautiful woodland belts and along quiet lanes to visit the spectacular Rievaulx Abbey before returning along the same route.

Helmsley and River Rye
A 4 mile (6.5km) circular walk from the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. The route heads south along the banks of the River Rye, through pastures and crop fields, crossing the river via the footbridge alongside the fish farm and then returning on a higher farm track giving glorious long-reaching views.

Helmsley Discovery Trail
A 1.2 mile (2km) easy access circular trail around the market town of Helmsley. The route discovers several of the town’s key attractions including the bustling Market Place, the pretty beck, the imposing castle, the magnificent walled gardens and a short stretch of the Cleveland Way.

Kirkbymoorside

Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor
A 6 mile (10 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside. The route heads north through Manor Vale Woodland and open fields to reach nearby Gillamoor with its pretty church and surprise view, before returning through plantations alongside the River Dove.

Kirkbymoorside and Ravenswick
A 4 mile (6.5 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The route heads east and north, visiting the site of the former Ravenswick Hall, the beautiful Ravenswyke Woods and a long stretch of Manor Vale Woods.

Kirkbymoorside and St Gregory's Minster
A 5 mile (8 km) circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside. The route heads west through open fields and pastures, visiting Kirkdale Cave (where a fascinating set of fossilised bones were discovered) and St Gregory’s Minster along the way.

Kirkbymoorside Discovery Trail
A 1.3 mile (2 km) circular walk (part of which is easy access) from the market town of Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The route discovers some of the highlights of this delightful town including the Shambles, Market Cross, Old Police Station and the large pond, the site of a former moated castle that now creates the perfect picnic spot with glorious views across the town.

Malton

Appleton-le-Street to Malton
A 7 mile (11km) linear walk from the small village of Appleton-le-Street to the market town of Malton. Begin by catching the bus from Malton to Appleton-le-Street where you can enjoy a drink at the dog-friendly village pub before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Howardian Hills including long stretches of pretty woodland and good views across the Castle Howard estate.

Malton and Broughton Lane
A 4.5 mile (7km) circular walk (part of which is easy access) from the market town of Malton. The route heads west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to explore a pretty woodland belt and a beautiful stretch of the green track, Broughton Lane with lots of wild flowers to enjoy in the spring and summer.

Malton and St Mary's Priory
A 3 mile (5km) easy access circular walk from the market town of Malton. The route explores the town’s market place, a beautiful stretch of the River Derwent and a number of historic sites including St Mary’s Priory, Orchard Fields (the site of an old Roman fort) and the site of the old castle. 

Malton and Swinton
A 6 mile (10km) circular walk from the market town of Malton in Ryedale. The route heads north-west, leaving the town via the footbridge over the A64 to visit the two pretty villages of Broughton and Swinton, with chance for refreshments at the Blacksmiths Arms in Swinton and plenty of tranquil paths to enjoy.

Norton-on-Derwent

Norton and Auburn Hill
A 6 mile (10km) circular walk from the market town of Norton on Derwent. The route performs a loop to the east, taking in long stretches of peaceful arable fields and the southern tracks and lanes which are home to many horse racing stables.

Norton and Langton
A 5 mile (8km) circular walk near the market town of Norton on Derwent in Ryedale. The route performs a loop to the south to visit the picturesque village of Langton, taking in long stretches of peaceful tracks with stunning views plus chance to meet racehorses and pigs along the way.

Norton and Menethorpe
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) circular walk from Malton rail station in the market town of Norton-on-Derwent in Ryedale. The route heads south-west, through sheep pastures, horse paddocks and the golf course to reach the tiny hamlet of Menethorpe before returning through fields and cattle pastures alongside the River Derwent.

Norton and Whitewall Views
A 2.5 mile (4km) easy access circular walk from the market town of Norton on Derwent. The route performs a simple loop through the pavements and southern lanes, home to many horse racing stables, including a stretch along Whitewall which gives lovely views back across Norton and Malton.

Pickering

Fox and Rabbit to Pickering
A 6 mile (10 km) linear walk from the village of Lockton (home to the Fox and Rabbit Inn) to the market town of Pickering. Begin by catching the bus from Pickering to Lockton where you can enjoy lunch before beginning the linear walk back into town. Along the way you will enjoy the hillside pastures of Cross Dale, the haunting woodland of Haugh Wood and an idyllic stretch of the river, Pickering Beck.

Pickering Castle and Newbridge
A 2.5 mile (4km) circular walk from the market town of Pickering. The route heads north through quiet lanes and pastures to the railway crossing at Newbridge before climbing into woodland to visit Pickering Castle on the return leg.

Pickering and Cawthorn Camps
A 10 mile (16km) ‘there and back’ walk from the market town of Pickering. The route heads north through the simple landscape of woodland belts, quiet lanes, arable fields and pastures to visit Cawthorn Roman Camps, with its earth remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the moors.

Pickering and Ings Bridge
A 5.5 mile (9km) circular walk (which can be shortened to 3 miles) from the market town of Pickering in Ryedale. The route heads south and west following the line of the idyllic Pickering Beck through meadows and pastures to reach the pretty stone Ings Bridge before returning either via quiet lanes for the shorter version or via peaceful fields and pastures for the longer version.

Pickering and Pickering Woods
A 6 mile circular walk from the market town of Pickering in the North York Moors. The route heads north out of the town following Pickering Beck and on through the paths of Pickering Woods. The walk then crosses the beck and the railway before returning along a quiet country lane to explore the town itself.

Ryedale's Market Towns Circular Walk

The Ryedale Market Towns trail is a 67-mile (108km) long-distance circular trail, created to allow walkers to enjoy the highlights of Ryedale, visiting each of the five market towns along the way.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 1: Helmsley to Hovingham
A 9 mile (14.5km) linear walk from Helmsley to Hovingham in North Yorkshire, forming the first part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads south along the banks of the River Rye, through pastures and crop fields, crossing the river via the footbridge alongside the fish farm and heading south to Oswaldkirk. From here the trail continues along the Ebor Way, following quiet tracks through Cawton and on to the idyllic village of Hovingham.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 2: Hovingham to Malton
An 11 mile (18km) linear walk from Hovingham village to Malton rail station in North Yorkshire, forming the second part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads south to join a long woodland ridge that acts as your guide as you head east across the district. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Howardian Hills including long stretches of pretty woodland and good views across the Castle Howard estate.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 3: Malton to Rillington
A 10 mile (16km) linear walk from Malton rail station to Rillington village in North Yorkshire, forming the third part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route begins heading south through Norton-on-Derwent before cutting between wide fields and crossing an old rail line to reach the idyllic village of Settrington. Having passed through the length of this quaint setting, centred around Settrington Beck, it is a long and steady climb up to Settrington Beacon with unrivalled views back to Malton, followed by a descent through woodland and fields with more spectacular views to the north.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 4: Rillington to Pickering
A 15 mile (24km) linear walk from Rillington village to Pickering in North Yorkshire, forming the fourth part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route begins by crossing two historic parkland estates, with views of Scampston Hall and Knapton Hall and a reminder of times gone by. The middle stretch crosses the typical landscape of this part of the Derwent Valley, crossing vast expanses of flat arable land via quiet lanes and field tracks. Arriving in Thornton-le-Dale, there is time for a quick pit stop to enjoy the picturesque village setting, before crossing farmland with lovely views to reach Pickering.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 5: Pickering to Kirkbymoorside
A 13.5 mile (22km) linear walk from Pickering to Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire, forming the fifth part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads north through the simple landscape of woodland belts, quiet lanes, arable fields and pastures giving you chance to visit Cawthorn Roman Camps, with its earth remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the moors. Turning west, you pass through the pretty North York Moors villages of Cropton and Appleton-le-Moors (with an obligatory stop at one of the inns or the brewery) before joining peaceful tracks that lead you through two steep-sided valleys, crossing Hutton Beck and the River Dove, with far-reaching views. Climbing out of the Dove valley, there is one final descent to reach Kirkbymoorside.

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Part 6: Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley
A 9 mile (14.5km) linear walk from Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley in North Yorkshire, forming the sixth and final part of the Ryedale Market Towns Trail. The route heads west through a mixture of open crop fields, sheep pastures and woodland valleys with gorgeous views from the hilltops. Along the way there are several interesting landmarks including Kirkdale Cave (where a fascinating set of fossilised bones were discovered), St Gregory’s Minster, the predominantly thatched village of Pockley and the magical woodland ravine of Riccal Dale.

More walks around Ryedale

A ramble along the River Rye.

A walk from Welburn with views of Castle Howard.

A walk on the Yorkshire Wolds from Thixendale.

Cawthorn Roman Camps
A 1 mile circular easy-access walk around Cawthorn Roman Camps in North Yorkshire, discovering the earthwork remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the North York Moors.

Ebberston and Snainton.

Hike in the Howardian Hills.

Hovingham.

Kirkham Priory.

Moors Inn 6.5 Mile Circular - Appleton-le-Moors
A 6.5 mile circular pub walk from The Moors Inn in Appleton-le-Moors in North Yorkshire. The walk follows pretty ancient stone lanes with mixed hedgerows away from Appleton-le-Moors and passes through a small belt of woodland to reach the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Moors Inn 8 Mile Circular - Appleton-le-Moors
An 8 mile circular pub walk from The Moors Inn in Appleton-le-Moors in North Yorkshire. The walk follows pretty ancient stone lanes with mixed hedgerows away from Appleton-le-Moors and passes through a small belt of woodland to reach the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Thixendale.

Thornton-le-Dale, Ellerburn and Longlands Lane
A 3.5 mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North York Moors. The walk takes in the village itself along with the nearby hamlet of Ellerburn and the pretty paths alongside the village’s beck.

Thornton-le-Dale and Ellerburn
A 2.5 mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North York Moors. The walk takes in the village itself along with the nearby hamlet of Ellerburn and the pretty paths alongside the village’s beck.

Long Distance Walks

If you enjoy long distance walking you will be spoilt for choice. The Cleveland Way National Trail, Yorkshire Wolds Way, Esk Valley Walk, the Ebor Way, The Inn Way, Tabular Hills Walk and Great Wold Valley are just some of our more popular trails. The Ebor Way, approximately 70 miles in length, starts at Helmsley and finishes at Ilkley in West Yorkshire. It links the Cleveland Way and Dales Way, making possible a long distance route of about 310 miles!  The Centernary Way was created in 1989 by North Yorkshire County Council and it covers 82 miles between York Minster and Filey on the East coast, linking sections of the Foss, Ebor, Derwent and Wolds Ways.

Comprehensive guidebooks are available for all these long distance walks, which you can purchase via the web.

Please remember to follow the Country Code:-

  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work

  • Guard against all risk of fire

  • Fasten all gates

  • Keep dogs under close control

  • Keep to public paths across farmland

  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls

  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone

  • Take your litter home

  • Help to keep all water clean

  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees

  • Take special care on country roads

  • Make no unnecessary noise

Dog Friendly Walks

If you love dogs, walking and Yorkshire, then www.dogwalksyorkshire.com is your guide to dog-friendly walking in the Yorkshire countryside.

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