The Rievaulx Moor and Helmsley walk in the North York Moors

North-east from Newgate Bank and along the track around the northern perimeter of Rievaulx Moor all the way to Cowhouse Bank. South to Carlton using the minor road, briefly west along Keld Lane, then further south to Helmsley along the Tabular Hills Walk through Ash Dale. The return north to Rievaulx Moor is via footpaths and tracks through Beck Dale and Collier Hag Wood. A 14-mile walk in the North York Moors.


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The track around the northern boundary of Rievaulx Moor. A lovely November morning and a great start to the walk.


The view north over the national park from the top of Rievaulx Bank. The three ‘lumps’ on the horizon in the centre of the picture are the hills of Hasty Bank, Cold Moor and Cringle Moor.


A fantastic viewpoint at the top of Helmsley Bank, and a convenient place for a coffee.

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Looking north-east from the viewpoint at the top of Cowhouse Bank.


The Tabular Hills Walk through Ash Dale, just north of Helmsley.


The stream and path through Collier Hag Wood, Beck Dale.


Heading north through woodland towards Acre Grain Plantation and Rievaulx Moor.

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Back on Rievaulx Moor, and the afternoon sun is lighting up the landscape beautifully.


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