This short walk from Osmotherley has excellent views over the village. It climbs a little to the edge of the moors before returning via some woodland. An extension t Cod Beck Reservoir is easy to do.
Aside from a fleeting moment of fame due to the village having a pub with the name ‘Queen Catherine’ Osmotherley is best known as the walking centre for North York Moors. 3 long distance paths pass through or very near the pretty village (Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast).
Perched nearly 500 foot on the North York Moors eastern escarpment and ease of access to the higher moors all help make it an ideal base for a walking holiday. This short walk from Osmotherley (no more than a taster) offers some excellent views over the village, a pretty wooded dell and passes one of the more remote youth hostels in the country. If you have never visited the village… do.
Visit the wooded dell first and then get the climb out of the way early in the walk. Once on Green Lane just enjoy the views.
Whilst on Green Lane carry on in to the woods. From here take the second track on your left which leads directly to the dam at Cod Beck Reservoir. You can then make a late decision if you want to walk round the reservoir, it is just over a mile more.
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