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Helmsley Castle and the Cleveland Way

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General information

We take the Cleveland Way through forests to Rievaulx Bridge for a coffee break, 2.5 miles into our walk. Then Continuing on the Cleveland Way until we reach a footbridge where we leave the national trail to take a short but steep climb to reach fields. Here we cross 2 fields to reach a deep ravine which takes us on a narrow track to reach the village of Old Byland where we will have a nibble on the village green. After lunch we walk north through the village to reach a farm track road which drops steeply to a farmhouse, here we leave the road and join a long narrow muddy trail through dense forest and stunning scenery, At the end we join another small road and cross open meadow to reach Rievaulx Abbey for our final break before heading back to the bridge and a repeat of the first part of the walk to Helmsley.

Terrain / Difficulty

Mostly Footpaths with one steep climb. May be some muddy fields

Approximate Distance

10 miles

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