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Mount Grace Priory

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  • Visit the ruins of Mount Grace Priory
  • Wide ranging views from near Osmotherley
  • Pleasant wooded section of walking

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Forget parking in the £4 a day car park and enjoy a pleasant walk through the woods and the wide ranging views from the escarpment above by starting the walk in the village of Osmotherley. Making Mount Grace the focus of the walk, possibly accompanied by a cup of coffee in the grounds, makes for a very pleasant 1/2 day. The descent (and then climb back) is steep in places but the woods are interesting and the path good but I have to say the walk is made by the views nearer the Osmotherley end. Mount Grace itself is apparently a Carthusian Abbey(?!) with the ruins fascinating and impressive as all these old abbeys are. Can you imagine how impressive they were when they were lived in?

Recommend: There are other abbeys worth visiting not far away; the best being Rievaulx near Helmsley, Jervaulx on the banks of the River Ure and the best preserved of all Fountain’s Abbey near Ripon.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL 26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: SE 467972. Head direct north from the centre of Osmotherley, then turn left on a road after 100 ms (signposted Cleveland Way)
Height to Climb: 152 ms (499 feet)
Terrain: There is a path through the woods that is a little muddy in the winter months or after heavy rain.
Eating & Drinking: There is a tea shop at Mount Grace Priory and another one at Osmotherley.
Similar Walks Nearby: Views over Osmotherley
The Lands of Rievaulx Abbey
Cod Beck Reservoir
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