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Rievaulx Abbey from Kilburn, near Thirsk

Nat Park - North York Moors - North York Moors West

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Chris Gill

Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km

Ascent - 2200 feet / 667 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Start - OS grid reference SE516810
Lat 54.222132 // Long -1.210105
Postcode YO61 4AN (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This North York Moors walk starts at the car park (grid ref SE516810) just below the White Horse and follows a varied route through fields and woods. The car park can be very busy on nice weekends so it is worth getting there early. The best times to tackle the walk are in spring and summer.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file.

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL26Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL26Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 94Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 94Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1498 Kilburn White Horse, Cold Kirby, Murton, & Sutton Bank - moderate - 14.0 miles/22.8 km

Walk 3581 Gormire Lake from Sutton Bank National Park Centre - easy/mod - 3.4 miles/5.5 km

Walk 1524 Rievaulx Bridge & Wass from Cold Kirby - moderate - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

Walk 2702 Ampleforth, Shallow Dale, Yearsley Moor & Wilderness - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km

Walk 1525 Beck Dale & Rievaulx from Helmsley - moderate - 9.8 miles/15.8 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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