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Great Ayton Walks and Walking Guide

North York Moors, North Yorkshire

Great Ayton is situated just outside the northern border of the North York Moors National Park. It is an ideal centre for those who wish to explore the moors of this wonderful National Park. The village's amenities include pubs and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied and included campsites and caravan parks. Public transport does provide links to some of the walks in this beautiful area and there is a rail service from Middlesborough.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. The highlights are walks that include Roseberry Topping, Captain Cook's Monument and Highcliff Nab which are close to the village. Further afield routes across the moors predominate. Coastal walks are within reach from Great Ayton too.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3319Eston Moor from Flatts Laneeasy3.00
2930Roseberry Topping from Newton under Roseberryeasy3.20
3418Cringle Moor & the Wain Stoneseasy/mod6.00
3160Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monumenteasy/mod6.25
1330Roseberry Topping & Captain Cook's Monumenteasy/mod6.50
1012Lealholm, Glaisdale, Great Fryup Dale and Eskdalemoderate7.50
1921Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank easy/mod8.10
1450Little & Great Fryup Dales from Duck Bridgemoderate8.25
1622Hawnby, Bilsdale West and Wetherhouse Moors moderate8.30
1538Baysdale circular from Hob Holemoderate9.45
1473Hollin Hill to Square Corner by the Cleveland Waymoderate9.45
1920Rievaulx Moor from Cowhouse Bank moderate9.50
1452Leaholm Moor from Scaling Dammoderate9.75
1544Round Hill & Stumps Cross from Chop Gate moderate10.10
1542The Rudland Ridge moderate10.10
1841Saltburn and Skelton from Skinningrovemoderate10.40
1469Carlton Bank, Scugdale, Raisdale & Kirby Bankmoderate10.50
1675The Esk Valley & Egton High Moor moderate10.50
1050Highcliff Nab & Roseberry Topping from Slapewathmoderate10.50
3187Esklets and Rosedale Head from Westerdalemoderate11.00
1674Rosedale Valley circular from Little Blakey moderate11.00
2685Highcliff Nab and Guisborough Moor from Commondalemoderate11.10
2090Easington Beck & Staithes from Loftusmoderate11.50
2077Glaisdale Moor circular moderate11.90
1527Farndale Circular from Little Blakeymoderate12.00
1476Boulby Mine to Whitby by the Cleveland Waymoderate12.50
3165Roseberry Topping & Highcliff Nab from Estonmoderate14.25
1468Clay Bank, Wain Stones, Bank Foot & Bloworth Crossingmoderate14.25
1497Square Corner to High Paradise around Arden Great Moormoderate14.25
1467Cleveland Way - Roseberry Common to Tidy Brown Hillmoderate15.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Great Ayton when measured in a straight line.

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