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Lastingham & Rosedale from Hutton-le-Hole Walk

Author - Barry Jenkinson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SE705902
Lat 54.302552 + Long -0.91812074

This North York Moors walk starts in the village of Hutton-le-Hole and includes a mixture of arable farm land and wild moorland. In addition the route also visits several moorland crosses and you can also visit a 14th century crypt at Lastingham.

Hutton-le-Hole is a picturesque moorland village with sheep roaming freely on the village green, which is surrounded by stone built cottages. The village is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum which is well worth a visit. Parking is available at the North end of the village in a fee paying car park.

After parking, walk back into the village past the Ryedale Folk Museum and the church on you left. Opposite the village hall turn left along a signposted footpath and proceed across fields of sheep with the museum grounds on your left. Carry straight on for about 3/4 mile over stiles and across a small bridge before climbing the hill towards Lastingham.

When you reach the road, turn right along it and stick to the road (very few cars) until the road takes a sharp right after about half a mile. You turn left down a cart track and follow signed footpaths around the farm and down into a steep valley and up the other side.

On reaching the top you will see a bench on your left and a signpost to Rosedale. If you want to have a long walk take this one and follow it straight into Rosedale down the 1 in 3 hill. From here the way back is by a quiet moorland road to Hutton-le-Hole up Chimney Bank.

If you require a shorter walk (5 miles) turn right and walk down into Lastingham village. There is a fine pub for a lunch stop and opposite is the old church of St Cedds, with its 14th century crypt. Walk back via Spaunton and once through the village turn right at a T-junction then go left through Grange Farm. Follow way marked paths through fields until you drop back into Hutton-le-Hole, just south of Moorlands, where you turn right into the village.

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