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The North York Moors

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13: 978 1 85284 448 6 (First Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 951 1 (Second Edition)
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A path rises towards Hasty Bank in the Cleveland Hills, on the edge of the North York Moors.

A path rises towards Hasty Bank in the Cleveland Hills, on the edge of the North York Moors.

The charming fishing village of Staithes has associations with Captain Cook.

The charming fishing village of Staithes has associations with Captain Cook.

A beach of chunky cobbles on the coast at Hayburn Wyke.

A beach of chunky cobbles on the coast at Hayburn Wyke.

The North York Moors National Park contains England's largest expanse of heather moorlands and has long been a popular destination for walkers. Cicerone's original guidebook to the area had gone out of print, so the task was to write and illustrate a completely new guidebook.

A month of splendid walking around the North York Moors allowed 50 rich and varied walking routes to be checked. These are spread across seven areas of the National Park, while the classic Lyke Wake Walk is presented as a four-day walk, for those who aren't up to the arduous 24-hour challenge. The total distance covered by all the routes is over 750 kilometres (465 miles).

The guidebook is published in full colour, and each of the walking routes is highlighted on OS Landranger mapping. All the routes were researched using public transport. However, it is worth bearing in mind that in recent years the Moorsbus network has been drastically reduced.

All the routes in the guidebook were checked again for the latest edition, along with all the services and facilities around the moors, with maps amended and new photographs included wherever significant changes had taken place.

Walk Contents

The Tabular Hills

Walk 1 West Ayton, Hackness and the Forge Valley
Walk 2 Hackness, Broxa and Whisper Dale
Walk 3 Lockton, Stain Dale, Saltergate and Levisham Moor
Walk 4 Levisham and the Hole of Horcum
Walk 5 Levisham Station, Levisham and Newton-on-Rawcliffe
Walk 6 Hutton-le-Hole, Lastingham, Cropton and Appleton-le-Moors
Walk 7 Gillamoor, Boonhill Common and Fadmoor
Walk 8 Newgate Bank, Rievaulx Moor and Helmsley Bank
Walk 9 Helmsley, Beck Dale and Ash Dale
Walk 10 Hawnby Hill and Easterside Hill

The Hambleton Hills

Walk 11 Rievaulx Abbey and Old Byland
Walk 12 Byland Abbey, Mount Snever and Oldstead
Walk 13 Sutton Bank, Gormire Lake and the White Horse
Walk 14 Osmotherley, Thimbleby, Siltons and Black Hambleton

The Cleveland Hills

Walk 15 Osmotherley, Beacon Hill and High Lane
Walk 16 Chop Gate, Cringle Moor and Cock Howe
Walk 17 Chop Gate, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank and Cold Moor
Walk 18 Kildale, Ingleby Moor and Battersby Moor
Walk 19 Kildale, Leven Vale, Baysdale and Hograh Moor

The Northern Moors

Walk 20 Great Ayton, Easby Moor and Roseberry Topping
Walk 21 Guisborough, Gisborough Moor and Hutton Village
Walk 22 Danby, Siss Cross, Commondale and Castleton
Walk 23 Scaling Dam, Clitherbeck, Danby and Beacon Hill

The High Moors

Walk 24 Chop Gate, Cock Howe, Ryedale and Wetherhouse Moor
Walk 25 Chop Gate, Tripsdale, Bransdale and Bilsdale
Walk 26 Low Mill, Harland, Rudland Rigg and West Gill
Walk 27 Church Houses, Bloworth Crossing and Farndale Moor
Walk 28 Hutton-le-Hole, Ana Cross, Spaunton Moor and Lastingham
Walk 29 Rosedale, Hartoft, Lastingham and Ana Cross
Walk 30 Rosedale Ironstone Railway around Rosedale Head
Walk 31 Rosedale Ironstone Railway from Blakey to Battersby
Walk 32 Westerdale, Fat Betty, Westerdale Moor and Esklets
Walk 33 Danby, Castleton, Botton Village and Danby Rigg
Walk 34 Lealholm, Heads, Glaisdale Moor and Glaisdale Rigg
Walk 35 Glaisdale Rigg, Egton High Moor and Egton Bridge

The Eastern Moors

Walk 36 Goathland, Simon Howe, Wheeldale and Mallyan Spout
Walk 37 Historic Railway Walk from Moorgates to Grosmont
Walk 38 Goathland, Goathland Moor and the Whinstone Ridge
Walk 39 Goathland, Eller Beck, Lilla Howe and Goathland Moor
Walk 40 Chapel Farm, Lilla Howe and Jugger Howe Beck
Walk 41 Sleights, Ugglebarnby, Falling Foss and Littlebeck

The Cleveland Coast

Walk 42 Runswick Bay, Hinderwell, Staithes and Port Mulgrave
Walk 43 Runswick Bay, Kettleness and Goldsborough
Walk 44 Whitby, Saltwick Bay, Robin Hood's Bay and Hawsker
Walk 45 Robin Hood's Bay, Boggle Hole and Ravenscar
Walk 46 Cloughton, Staintondale, Ravenscar and Hayburn Wyke

The Lyke Wake Walk

Walk 47 Osmotherley, Carlton Bank, Cringle Moor and Hasty Bank
Walk 48 Clay Bank, Urra Moor, Bloworth Crossing and Blakey
Walk 49 Rosedale Head, Hamer, Wheeldale Moor and Simon Howe
Walk 50 Eller Beck, Lilla Howe, Jugger Howe Moor and Ravenscar