Walking Trails in the North York Moors & Yorkshire Coast
The North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Coast are packed with walking trails of all types, from cliff top paths to rugged moorland trails. Find something to suit your ideal length and ability among our top favourites.
Hole of Horcum circular track | 5 miles
The trail starts from the small village of Lockton where you will see sweeping views of the 400ft deep Hole of Horcum, a natural amphitheatre. Take the track around the rim and head into Levisham Moor for more impressive views, then follow the path down into the heart of the hole. Here you will pass by a winding stream and picturesque farmland before heading back to the start point.
Grosmont to Beck Hole | 4.8 miles
This circular trail starts from the charming village of Grosmont, a popular stop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where you can visit the famous Grosmont Station. Head on the trail through woodland and bluebell forests before reaching the small riverside hamlet of Beck Hole. Stop by Thomason Foss waterfall, then continue on ‘The Rail Trail’ back to Grosmont – the original Pickering to Whitby rail track.
Helmsley & Rievaulx Abbey | 6.8 miles
The gentle well-trodden route between Helmsley and the stunning Rievaulx Abbey offers beautiful countryside and village views. Start from the market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors and head through bluebell woods to the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. After taking in the sights you can continue on and upwards to find more sweeping views before heading back to Helmsley.
Harome & Nunnington circular | 6 miles
Created as part of the ‘Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership Scheme’ focused on the River Rye, this track passes through the natural habitats of local bird species including beautiful bright kingfishers. The trail has a variety of landscapes to wander through, from marshes to the Howardian Hills moorland. The village of Nunnington is just a short drive from Robin Hood Caravan Park, making this trail an ideal active day out while staying there.
Cleveland Way (Filey to Scarborough leg) | 10 miles
This portion of the Cleveland Way will take you on a cliff top trail with stunning sea views between Filey and Scarborough. The trail begins at the rugged Filey Brigg headland, boasting breathtaking views of the sea. As you head northwards you'll pass by the beautiful award-winning Cayton Bay beach, then continue on to the seaside town of Scarborough. Choose to keep going from here and the Cleveland Way goes on for a total of 109 miles, ending up in Helmsley!
You can reach the path from the camping field at Crows Nest Caravan Park, making this walk an ideal day out.