10 great circular walks in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:27 09 September 2020

Sunbathing Stone Giant on Rylstone Fell by John Wood

Sunbathing Stone Giant on Rylstone Fell by John Wood

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A selection of circular walks from our archive across the varied landscape of the county. 
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Helmsley by Lukas NalazekHelmsley by Lukas Nalazek

Helmsley

Sitting at the southern edge of the North York Moors, Helmsley is a popular destination for visitors. We head north from here into the national park and take in a section of the Tabular Hills Walk.

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Rylstone Cross & Cracoe War Memorial by Keith NunnsRylstone Cross & Cracoe War Memorial by Keith Nunns

Rylstone and Cracoe

Set off from Rylstone, near the tree made famous by its association with the 1994 WI Calendar Girls. You pass by famous local landmarks like the Rylstone Cross and the Cracoe Memorial.

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Embsay Reservoir by Phil MoonEmbsay Reservoir by Phil Moon

Barden Moor

Another walk in the vicinity of Rylstone Fell, this time we head there from the south, starting out at Embsay reservoir. You can catch a glimpse of Simon’s Seat on your travels.

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Stepping stones, Bolton Abbey by Martyn GraceStepping stones, Bolton Abbey by Martyn Grace

Bolton Abbey

A walk around the Bolton Abbey estate heading out on one side of the River Wharfe and then crossing over at the turn and heading home again.

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Scarborough North Bay by John DobsonScarborough North Bay by John Dobson

Scalby Mills

This coastal walk sees us head north on the Cleveland Way and England Coast Path from Scalby Mills just outside Scarborough. We eventually reach Hundale Point, and it’s here where we head inland and into the North York Moors for countryside return.

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Port Mulgrave by Kevin GibsonPort Mulgrave by Kevin Gibson

Staithes to Port Mulgrave

We start a bit further up the coast for this walk, in the pretty village od Staithes. We head south to Port Mulgrave taking in the beautiful coastline, and we return home inland via woodland.

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7 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail by Deborah Ford7 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail by Deborah Ford

Ingleton

The Ingelton Waterfall Trail is a 4 mile route that follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers with spectacular views of the waterfalls. (There is an entrance to access this walk).

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Fewston Reservoir by Philip DoncasterFewston Reservoir by Philip Doncaster

Fewston Reservoir

Circumnavigate the Fewston Reservoir in Nidderdale. Although this walk is relatively simple, you take in the beautiful scenery of the Washburn Valley on this 4 mile trek.

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Sheffield Cathedral by AS Morton (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/ssLzHbSheffield Cathedral by AS Morton (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/ssLzHb

Sheffield City Walk

An change of scene tking in the famous landmarks of Sheffield, the great thing about this walk is that you can pick it up from any of the points in the city centre.

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Looking over Hathersage towards Stanage Edge by Sally MosleyLooking over Hathersage towards Stanage Edge by Sally Mosley

Hathersage

Hathersage is actually in Derbyshire, but its proximity to the suburbs of Sheffield means it has become a popular place for those living in the Steel City and South Yorkshire.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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