North Yorkshire Moors Walks

Great Wood Eco Lodges – York

The North York Moors has been a National Park since 1952 and covers over 550 square miles of magnificent country, mainly comprising of open moorland but also rich in coastal scenery and delightful deep verdant dales. The moorland offers a great range of fantastic spacious walks with big skys and wide panoramas. The dales walk all have charm and most visit quaint friendly villages, typical of the area. There are also a number of well known walks which cross the North York Moors including Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, the Cleveland Way and the Lyke Wake Walk 24 hour challenge. The most noted towns in and around the National Park include Helmsley, Great Ayton, Pickering, Kirkby Moorside, Guisborough and Whitby. Well known villages include Glaisdale, Grosmont, Goathland (of Heartbeat fame), Danby, Osmotherley, Sleights and Kilburn with its famous White Horse.

Easy & Moderate Walks:
Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey This walk links two of the North York Moors most visited places, one still inhabited and one deserted.
Bridestones and Dove Dale A wonderful walk amidst superb sandstone outcrops in a National Trust managed area.
Moderate Walks:
Whitestone Cliff, Gormire Lake & White Horse A spectacular walk on a below the North York Moors fabulous escarpment, a geolical marvel.
Goathland Moors & Waterfalls This walk is a jewel with lots of absolutely brilliant moments.
Stain Dale, Bridestones, Hole of Horcum & Levisham Moor One of the most popular eastern North York Moors walks with two outstanding geological features and wonderful moors.
Robin Hood’s Bay & Ravenscar A brilliant walk below and above magnificent North Yorkshire sea cliffs.
Runswick Bay Walk along a wonderful sandy beach to start this coastal adventure.
Roseberry Topping A classic hill and the walk includes Captain Cooks monument.
Cold Kirby, Sutton Bank, White Mare Crag and Boltby Scar A super 12 mile walk with excellent views and visits to geological marvels of the Jurrasic Era and last ice age..
Hole of Horcum from Levisham A monumental and popular circular on the North York Moors.
Swainby & Whorlton Castle A scenic walk from Swainby to the Cleveland Hills and Whorlton Castle.
Staithes and the Coast A refreshing coast and woodland walk from this attractive coastal town.
Byland Abbey & Sutton Bank Walk to the ruins of Byland Abbey and then to views at Sutton Bank.
Black Hambleton A lovely moor walk from Nether Silton to iconic Black Hambleton.
Osmotherley and Cod Beck A super short walk around the popular Osmotherley area on the edge of the North York Moors.
Hawnby Hill & Easterside Hill Hawnby Hill is a small classic ridged hill surrounded by giants.
Farndale Daffodil Walk This fabulous dale is a draw in spring for its famous daffodils.
Captain Cook & Roseberry Gisborough Moor, Captain Cook’s Monument and Roseberry Topping.
A circuit of Rosedale A wonderful walk in beautiful Rosedale and a visit to a fantastic tea shop.
Hard Walks:
Runswick Bay to Saltburn (linear) A walk of ups and downs along the spectacular erosive coastline. Don’t get too close to the edge!
Robin Hood’s Bay to Glaisdale Coast to Coast stage (linear) A challenging walk from the North Yorks coast over moors into Eskdale.
Glaisdale to Clay Bank Top Coast to Coast stage (linear) A walk to blow the cobwebs away on top of the North York Moors.
Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top Coast to Coast stage (linear) This walk follows the Cleveland Way over the North York Moors.