North York Moors walk – Newgate Bank and Helmsley

From the car park at the top of Newgate Bank, north-east then south-east across Rievaulx Moor into woodland, then south via Beck Dale to Helmsley. North-east out of the town towards Monk Holme Wood, before heading north along the western side of Riccal Dale Wood. Finally north-west and west, following paths above Cowhouse Bank, Rievaulx Bank and Ayton Bank, then south-west to return to the car park. A 15-mile walk in the North York Moors.

Rievaulx Moor.

Acre Grain Plantation, Rievaulx Moor.

Collier Hag Wood, north-west of Helmsley.

Stone sculpture in Helmsley marking the start of the Cleveland Way, which is 109 miles long and finishes in Filey.

Helmsley Castle.

Helmsley town centre.

Riccal Dale, north of Helmsley.

The view north-east from the top of Cowhouse Bank.

Cowhouse Bank.