Looking into Rosedale, North York Moors.
Looking into Rosedale in the North York Moors, on route on the Coast to Coast.



footpaths


Cleveland Way - 175 km (109 m)

An ancient trackway with a wealth of historic remains, the Cleveland Way combines a strenuous, high level moorland path with an easier coastal section. The path lies almost entirely within the North York Moors National Park. Some of the highlights of this walk are the remains of the Norman Rievaulx Abbey, and those of Whitby Abbey just outside this seaside resort, and the small, cliff-hanging, picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay. The Cleveland Way one of the National Trails, the guide is written by I. Simpson and published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press. In the guide incorporated is an Ordanance Survey route map.

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Coast to Coast Walk - 304 km (190 m)

This route crosses northern England from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast. Passing through three National Parks: the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. The route will take you through splendid mountainous terrain, wide open moorland, remote historical mining areas, and gentle pastures, and along high cliff paths ... a classic walk! The handwritten guidebook by the creator of the path, A. Wainwright, is essential.

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Cumbria Way - 112 km (70 m)

The mountain and lakes of the Lake District provide the impressive scenery of this walk, starting at the market town of Ulverston, south of the Lake District, and finishing at Carlisle near the Scottisch border. More information on the Cumbria Way can be found on the following pages:


Dales Way - 130 km (81 m)

The path runs from both Leeds and Bradford in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windemere in the Lake District, following the rives Wharfe, Dee, Lune and Kent. It crosses the Pennine Way and passes by historic Bolton Abbey.

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Hadrian's Wall - 117 km (73 m)

The Hadrian Wall, named after and built by the Roman emperor Hadrianus (AD 76-138) to protect the northern border of the Roman Empire from North British tribes, extends 73 m from Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne, to Bowness on the Solway Firth. Only about 10 m of the original wall are still standing, although earthworks make it possible to trace the route for many miles. A good description of a walk along the Wall is given by Mark Richards in Hadrian's Wall. Vol 1 The Wall Walk, published by Cicerone Press. A second booklet by the same author Hadrian's Wall. Vol 2 Wall country walks describes thirty walks in the vicinity of the Wall. Another useful guide is the 1:25.000 OS historical map & guide Hadrian's Wall.

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Ribble Way - 115 km (72 m)

The Ribble Way takes you through the wide flood planes of the Ribble Estuary near Preston, through gentle river pastures from Ribchester to Salway, and the splendid gorge west of Gisburn. The way ends up in the Pennines of North Yorkshire near the source of the river.


Wolds Way - 133 km (83 m)

This pleasant, low-level route passes through mainly agricultural land and crosses some of the prettiest of the dry dales of East Yorkshire. It begins near Hull and follows a route through the chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds to meet the Cleveland Way at Filey. The Wolds Way is one of the National Trails, the guide is written by R. Ratcliff and published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press. In the guide incorporated is an Ordanance Survey route map (1:25,000).

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