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My Best North Yorkshire Walks Series

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Best North Yorkshire Walks SeriesMy Best North Yorkshire Walks Series is a collection of videos pertaining to fantastic walks situated in North Yorkshire. Unfortunately, the lockdown and Coronavirus pandemic has hindered further video production somewhat in 2020. However, we have still engaged in some local walks where travel hasn’t been an issue. The following videos give you tips and advice in an ongoing series. We visit some very scenic areas such as the North York Moors National Park, the Howardian Hills, the Vale of York with aspirations of covering more areas as time progresses. Let’s have a look at some North Yorkshire walks!


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Scarborough Cleveland Way – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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Scarborough is famous for being the largest seaside resort in North Yorkshire, and most people know that it is situated on the Cleveland Way (a walk beginning in Helmsley to Saltburn and down the coast to Filey). However, did you know that the section between Scarborough and Cloughton has some hidden, private beaches along this walk?

Best North Yorkshire Walks Scarborough Cleveland Way


Castle Howard Circular Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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Castle Howard is best known for its enormous mansion and gardens as well as its many follies. However, we take a very scenic walk from Castle Howard’s car park via the Obelisk, the village of Coneysthorpe, the Great Lake, the New Bridge, the Mausoleum, through to the wall and gatehouse, all wrapped up in the stunning Howardian Hills. But will Phill find the Centenary Way?

Best North Yorkshire Walks Castle Howard


Oswaldkirk to Hovingham Ebor Way – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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The pretty villages of Oswaldkirk and Hovingham are our start and end points in this easy to achieve walk through the Howardian Hills, and area of natural beauty. However, although we mention hills there is only one steep hill to this walk, and we also take in the hamlet (or is it a village?) of Cawton too!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Ebor Way to Oswaldkirk Ebor Way


Gilling East to Ampleforth – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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Most people are familiar with Ampleforth owing to its abbey and college, as well as the pretty village. However, we start our walk from Gilling East and head towards a forested area with two stunning lakes. We also encounter a model railway in the most unlikeliest place, as well as take in the views of the abbey in the distance.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Gilling East to Ampleforth


Goathland Circular Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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Starting our walk at Goathland village shops, we commit to a circular walk around the surrounding moorland via Mallyan Spout, one of North Yorkshire’s tallest waterfalls. We also encounter classic cars, sheep grazing, rugged landscapes, the famous heritage steam railway and much more.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Goathland


Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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This 3 mile each way walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey is situated on the beginning of the Cleveland Way. We start with the scenic market town of Helmsley and walk slightly uphill until we reach the woodland surrounding Duncombe Park estate. We discover the site of the medieval village of Griff and venture onwards to a stunning stone bridge close to Rievaulx. We then discover the enormous Rievaulx Abbey and imagine in our minds eye what it must have been like in its heyday.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey


Hole of Horcum Circular Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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We begin at Saltergate Car Park and begin a stunning circular walk by first entering the basin of the Hole of Horcum. We discover a converted farmhouse which is now a wildlife habitat as well as a stunning valley carved with the locally formed Levisham Beck. We also venture uphill to Dundale Pond, a habitat for dragonflies, and venture back to Saltergate via Levisham Moor where we find the remains of an Iron Age dike.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Hole of Horcum


Hole of Horcum Part II Saltergate to Levisham Station via Skelton Tower

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We take an alternative route from Saltergate by the Hole of Horcum and walk across Levisham Moor until we reach Dundale Pond and turn off for Skelton Tower with views across Newtondale. We then walk further across the heath until we reach the historic Levisham Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Hole of Horcum Part II


Kirkham Abbey Circular – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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We begin our walk taking a look at Kirkham Priory before following the damselfly rich River Derwent towards Howsham where we walk over a meadow towards the small village of Crambe. We then take in some more views across the stunning Howardian Hills before arriving back at the Stone Trough Inn for that special drink!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Kirkham Abbey


Thornton le Dale to Low Dalby Circular Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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We begin our walk in the idyllic village of Thornton le Dale where we discover the most photographed thatched cottage in England, and walk above Ellerburn Valley until we descend along Dalby Forest to the pretty village of Low Dalby. We then return to Thornton le Dale around the back of a trout farm discovering the hamlet of Ellerburn. A must achieve walk for everyone!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Thornton le Dale to Low Dalby


Moorlands Nature Reserve – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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Owing to the lockdown in 2020, we take a more local approach and undergo the Moorlands Nature Reserve loop via two ponds and many rhododendrons. We also discover a wood carving trail as well as some very unusual toadstools! This is the shortest walk in the series but certainly worth every effort to attend!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Moorlands Nature Reserve


Overton to Beningbrough Hall Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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This is a two part walk starting at Overton near Skelton, 4 miles from York on the A19. We take in a scenic walk alongside the River Ouse discovering pasture land, farm land, a slow moving river before arriving at Beningbrough Hall. We also witness some Guinea Fowl, cows and sheep along the way!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Overton to Beningbrough Hall


Beningbrough Hall 3 Mile Circular Walk – Best North Yorkshire Walks

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In our second part, we follow the 3 mile circular walk around the Georgian mansion of Beningbrough Hall. This walk takes us through plenty of shady woodland before meeting up with the River Ouse once again prior to its merger with the Nidd. We also get to picture frame something really unique!

Best North Yorkshire Walks Beningbrough Hall 3 Mile Circular


Gilling to Easingwold via Yearsley Woods

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We take an autumn stroll from Gilling to Easingwold taking in scenes of Yearsley Woods including its two lakes as well as some stunning countryside via the Howardian Hills. We also encounter the idyllic village of Oulston as we head towards the Vale of York and the market town of Easingwold.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Glling to Easingwold via Yearsley Woods


Oswaldkirk Ampleforth Abbey Gilling and Cawton Circular

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We begin our walk at Oswaldkirk once again but this time walking through some woodland until we discover Ampleforth College and Abbey church and walk across country to Gilling East. We then walk further towards Cawton before taking the Ebor Way back to Oswaldkirk.

Best North Yorkshire Walks Ampleforth Abbey


Goathland Rail Trail

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We return to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and take the train to Grosmont and walking along the Goathland Rail Trail, George Stephenson’s original route back to Goathland. This is a short but very scenic walk with many a feature included.

Best North Yorkshire Walk Goathland Rail Trail


York City Walls Walk

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We take a fantastic and historic walk upon the city walls in York, one of the most intact walls in the country. We also discover some of York’s other attractions at wall level and we learn about some of York’s history along the way.

Best North Yorkshire Walks York City Walls


York River Ouse Walk

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We take a very historic but surprising scenic walk from the Millennium Bridge into York City Centre and out to Clifton Bridge and return on the opposite bank. We learn more about the history of York’s bridges, points of interest and encounter a very scenic path through willow trees and grassy expanses.

Best North Yorkshire Walks York River Ouse


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