<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Yorkshire Life today click here

6 great walks near Helmsley

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 00:29 07 February 2018

Rievaulx Bridge

Rievaulx Bridge

not Archant

Many people use Helmsley as a base for exploring the North York Moors, these six walks all commence within a ten mile radius of the market town, making them perfect for a day trip.

Ruins of Rievaulx Abbey Ruins of Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey and Hambleton Hills

3 miles from Helmsley

This walk on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, close to Sutton Bank, egins from the charming hamlet of Old Byland, visits the stunning ruins of Rievaulx and weaves through charming woodland and spends a while tracing the valley of the Rye through constantly-changing scenery.

Click here to see the Rievaulx Abbey walk route

 

Nunnington Hall Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

6 miles from Helmsley

The Howardian Hills are steeped in history and this walk, which also takes in the valley of the Rye, visits two of the most historic buildings in the area.

Click here to see the Nunnington walk route

 

Hawnby and Easterside Hill Hawnby and Easterside Hill

Hawnby

7 miles from Helmsley

Setting off from All Saints’ Church, there are good paths and tracks but a high ridge to climb on this lovely moorland walk.

Click here to see the Hawnby walk route

 

Coxwold and the White Horse etched on the hillside Coxwold and the White Horse etched on the hillside

Coxwold

8 miles from Helmsley

This walk, sandwiched between the North York Moors and the Howardian Hills, takes in four delightful villages and some gentle countryside with sweeping views of the Vale of York and the escarpment of the moors around the White Horse.

Click here to see the Coxwold walk route

 

Hutton-le-Hole. one of the most popular villages in the North York Moors National Park Photo Robert Christopher/Alamy Hutton-le-Hole. one of the most popular villages in the North York Moors National Park Photo Robert Christopher/Alamy

Hutton-le-Hole

9 miles from Helmsley

This walk sets off from the Ryedale Folk Museum and takes in the charming valley of the River Dove before calling in on another charming community at Gillamoor before making its way back to the start.

Click here to see the Hutton-le-Hole walk route

 

Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake

Sutton Bank

9 miles from Helmsley

Many people believe that the view from the top of Sutton Bank is one of the finest in the country, follow good paths and woodland tracks to discover wonderful panoramic vistas.

Click here to see the Sutton Bank walk route

 

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

Related articles

More from Out & About

Mon, 00:00

Jo Haywood heads to Horsforth to find out

Read more
Leeds
Friday, February 16, 2018

Do you really need a reason to visit the East Yorkshire market town of Driffield? If so, Tony Greenway is here to give you not just one reason, but six...

Read more
Yorkshire Wolds
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Explore the historic village of Bishop Wilton with this walk on the edge of the Wolds.

Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

Read more
Yorkshire Wolds
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

Read more
Spring Quiz
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A 2016 survey found that British children now spend on average less time outdoors each day than prisoners. Lindsey Chapman, the Beverley-born BBC Springwatch presenter, aims to do something about that, as Ann Chadwick reports

Read more
Yorkshire Wildlife Nidderdale
Monday, February 12, 2018

Pickering is growing apace as a tourist destination but attracting visitors is really nothing new for the pretty North Yorkshire market town, says Martin Pilkington.

Read more
Pickering
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A fine market town, rich in history, has much to offer today, as Richard Darn discovers

Read more
Northallerton
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

From the coastal paths to the national parks, Britain loves walking in Yorkshire

Read more
Friday, February 2, 2018

Photographer Tom Marshall shares some top tips on how to get the perfect pictures of Yorkshire’s wildlife

Read more
Yorkshire Wildlife photography
Friday, February 2, 2018

Many people use Ilkley as a base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, these six walks all commence within a ten mile radius of the spa town, making them perfect for a day trip.

Read more
Ilkley
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory




Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Yorkshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Property Search