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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

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Chris Gill

Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km

Ascent - 2200 feet / 667 metres

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. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

The North York Moors

The North York MoorsThis guidebook describes 50 circular day walking routes in the North York Moors. The moors offer no great height but cover seven regions; the Tabular Hills, Hambleton Hills, Cleveland Hills, Northern Moors, High Moors, Eastern Moors and Cleveland Coast. There is also a four-day route following the classic Lyke Wake Walk.
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