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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in North York Moors

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North York Moors Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

tabDALBY, THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FORESTCountry Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest with its 9-mile scenic drive gives access to 9,000 acres of woodland, water and open spaces.

Whether is high-energy exhilarating fun or a quiet walk taking in the scenery and wildlife, Dalby forest has something for everyone. The Visitor Centre is open throughout the year, and includes a Forest shop, Forest Café with terrace, W.C. and a conference/meeting room. Activity facilities include BBQ and Picnic areas, 2 Play areas for children, 11 Waymarked Walks, 60Km or varying ability Cycle Trails, Cycle Hire, Craft and Business units, Orienteering Courses, Enchanted Woodland, Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape High Wire Forest Adventure, Treetop Junior Course and Segway Experience along with a programme of events and activities for all the family.
Tel: 01751 460295
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Walk Whitby Way - The Authentic Whitby Ghost Walk

The Golden Ball (Outside), Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PG
Tel: 01347 848445 / 07885 212874    E-mail:

There is a right way...a wrong way...and a Whitby Way!... according to THE MAN IN BLACK who invites you to join him on a 90 minute tour to discover the strange and supernatural tales of murder, mystery and suspense, from the Whale Bones, West Cliff. For Private Bookings of Historical & Theme Guided Walks, contact Harry Collett.

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Scarborough Ghost Tour

Ashford Guest House, 8 Royal Crescent, Whitby, N Yorks, YO21 3EJ
Tel: 01947 602138   E-mail:

The ghost walk starts outside the Golden Ball public house on the foreshore. Terrifying tales of ghostly happenings told in the authentic locations. The scariest stories of ghosts, ghouls and witches in the dark mysterious old town of Scarborough. Pre-booked tours available all year.

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The Bridestones

The Bridestones are impressive outcrops of sandstone along the edge of a deep valley 3 miles north of Low Dalby along the Forest Drive.

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Coastal Railway Track Walk

The Scarborough to Whitby railway opened in 1885 and closed in 1965. The track bed between Burniston and Whitby is now a walking route open to the public.

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Danby Beacon

At 981ft a superb viewpoint for the moors and coast.

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Falling Foss Waterfall (near Littlebeck)

A 30ft waterfall which can be spectacular after heavy rain. Approach from the B1416 at Red Gates or on foot from May Beck or Littlebeck. Falling Foss Forest Walk begins from the car park near the Foss. Allow 2+ hours.

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Forge Valley

Forge Valley is a picturesque wooded valley, much of which is a National Nature Reserve. There are many fine walks along woodland and riverside paths. The site of the old forge is situated towards the northern end of the valley.

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Lady Chapel

near Osmotherley

Built in the early 16th century but with many later additions. There are marvellous views into the Vale of York. Situated half an hour's walk from Osmotherley.

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The Link Through The Tabular Hills Walk

A spectacular 40 mile walk through the Tabular Hills from Helmsley to Scarborough.

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Mallyan Spout Waterfall, Goathland

The 70ft high Mallyan Spout can be reached by a footpath close to the Mallyan Spout Hotel. Water Ark is reached by a path from the car park.

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Mulgrave Wood, Sandsend

Mulgrave Woods border two steep ravines reaching almost to the sea. Earthworks of a Norman Castle and picturesque remains of the later (c. 1200) castle add interest to a pleasant walk.

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Raincliffe Woods, Scarborough

An eastern continuation of the Forge Valley woodlands. Several pleasant walks and picnic places. A small natural lake, Throxenby Mere, is situated towards the east on the edge of Scarborough

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Ralph Cross

North-west of Rosedale Abbey at the junction with the Castleton road stands Ralph Cross. One of many ancient moorland crosses marking route ways or boundaries. Ralph Cross is the emblem of the National Park.

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Reasty Bank

A well known viewpoint and picnic place north of Hackness. Reasty Bank top is the starting point for the 16 mile Reasty to Allerston 'Blue Man' walk.

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Roman Road (near Goathland)

Running north of Pickering to the Esk Valley, its origin and destination are unknown. Long considered Roman in date, this is now less certain although it may date towards the end of the Roman occupation. The original surface is generally present.

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Roseberry Topping

An outstanding landmark, over 1,000 feet above sea level. The Topping may be climbed from Newton-under-Roseberry or from Gribdale Gate.

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Hole of Horcum and Levisham Moor. A large natural hollow and nearby moorland to the west of the A169 north of Pickering. This area was purchased by the National Park Committee in 1976 in order to protect the moorland from reclamation.

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Excellent views can be enjoyed from the moors around Osmotherley, and a recommended route (cars only!) is the road over Snilesworth Moor to Hawnby. Viewpoints include Chequers Inn, an old drovers' inn, now a farmhouse serving refreshments; Thimbleby Moor, and along the Cleveland Way to the trig point on Black Hambleton. There is a large car park and picnic area at Hazel Heads.

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