A 2.5 mile (4km) there and back walk from the village of Terrington in North Yorkshire. This simple route allows you to experience the tranquillity and far-reaching views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, without venturing too far from civilisation. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills.
Helmsley to Rievaulx
Helmsley to Rievaulx
Duration: 3 hours
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key
Why you should do this walk…
A 6.5 mile (10.5km) there and back walk from the market town of Helmsley in Ryedale. The route follows the Cleveland Way through open fields, beautiful woodland belts and along quiet lanes to visit the spectacular Rievaulx Abbey before returning along the same route. This walk is part of the Visit Ryedale Collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to www.VisitRyedale.co.uk
The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a couple of steep sections within the woodlands. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus two long flights of stone steps which take you through a woodland valley (both there and back), but there are no stiles on route. You are likely to be sharing a couple of the fields with sheep so take particular care with dogs. The middle stretch of the route (by the Abbey) follows the edge of quiet lanes so take care of traffic at these points. You will have good views of Rievaulx Abbey from the public paths and lanes, but should you wish to enter the abbey grounds, these are managed by English Heritage and entrance fees apply (which includes an audio tour). Dogs on leads are welcome. Check the English Heritage website for fees and opening times.
How can I follow this walk?…
This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Helmsley to Rievaulx walk please visit iFootpath