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Mount Grace Priory

  • 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 (2015) and enjoy a pleasant walk through the woods and the wide ranging views 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 included because of the views from the higher ground near Osmotherley. Mount Grace itself is apparently a Carthusian Priory (charterhouses) with the ruins fascinating and impressive. Can you imagine how impressive these buildings 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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  1. John A Castle says:

    Slight improvement! We visited 14 June 17 and noted that reception does have a self service tea / coffee machine and light snacks.

  2. There is no tea shop at Mount Grace Priory, alas!
    This web site states otherwise.

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