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Rievaulx Abbey from Kilburn, near Thirsk
Introduction to Walk 2566

Photo from the walk - 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

Time - 9 hours 40 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This lengthy walk in the North York Moors National Park combines moors and history to make a worthwhile day. For many the highlight will be the chance to visit Rievaulx Abbey but for others the open spaces of the moors will be the main attraction. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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