Exploring Crinkle Moor

  • Walk to the highest point of Crinkle Moor
  • Good views over the western moors
  • Start and finish at Chop Gate in Bilsdale

Round Hill on Crinkle Moor, at 454 metres, is the highest point in the North York Moors. The summit provides a fitting focus for a long walk on the Moors. I completed the walk in the evening (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 are not many things more enjoyable than strolling around the moors late in the day due to the excellence of the paths, the lovely views and the enormous feeling of emptiness which is always enjoyed best from the higher lands. The Buck Inn at Chop Gate is an excellent place to start the walk although there is a steep climb to arrive on the moors.


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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