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Exploring Crinkle Moor

  • Easy moorland walking to the areas high point
  • Good views over the western moors
  • Start and finish at Chop Gate in Bilsdale


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Round Hill at 454 meters is the highest point in the North York Moors and provides a fitting focus for a long walk on the Moors. I completed the walk in the evening and it is certainly possible to extend it by carrying on at Round Hill but I turned back and enjoyed the lovely sunset over the western moors. There is little better than strolling around the moors late in the day as the paths are excellent and kind to the feet, the views lovely and the enormous feeling of space something that is only best enjoyed from the higher lands.

Recommend: With warnings of a wide variety of dangers in snakes, ticks and unforgiving bogs it is a racing cert that no-one will leave the paths….despite it being Access Land (have a look at the photo with a notice board on)

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: SE 559995. Chop Gate is a good place to leave the car but it is also possible to save nearly a mile in total by starting at Seave Green where the path heads east in to the woods.
Height to Climb: 297 ms (974 feet)
Terrain: The walking on the moors is straightforward on wide paths, the climb on to the plateau or straightforward paths
Eating & Drinking: The Buck Inn at Chop Gate offers a pleasant spot to relax and enjoy a pint or meal after the traumas of walking on the moors
Similar Walks Nearby: High Moors over Carlton
Hasty Bank & the Wainstones
Circuit from Ingleby Greenhow
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  1. jonty says:

    Easy walk up mainly slabbed path from Hasty Bank, then easy across the moor on a wide path. Kids squeaking with delight at the world’s first talking grouse, it told my son & daughter “you’re weird”. For good measure it then repeated itself.

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