Mount Grace Priory

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

Rather than just drive up on a visit to the National Trust centre at Mount Priory I would suggest making a full half day walk through the woods from Osmotherley and making the Priory just part of the visit (impressive though it is)

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 cafe 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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