Dales of Kirkbymoorside

  • 2 delightful, wooded dales to explore
  • Twin villages of Gillamoor & Fadmoor
  • Extend the walk around Boon Hill if possible

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I was pleasantly surprised to find some excellent walking country north of Kirkbymoorside, with two interesting little dells full of interest. In particular Kirk Dale is a cracking place; the beech woodland offering a backdrop to a river that had run dry (apparently disappearing underground in an aquifer) and the most perfectly situated church (of St Gregorys) that you could imagine.

The villages of Fadmoor and Gillamoor typify the peaceful and tranquil nature of the land; almost too idyllic to touch (except the pubs!) with immaculate gardens, clean streets and polite residents. They form part of the Tabular Hills walk which sounds something Rick Wakeman would have put together (for those of a certain age).

Recommend: If you have time do extend the walk north and west along some more lovely woodland and complete the circuit of Boon Hill.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: SE696867. Drive through the village centre and there is some parking on the the road which leads to Park Lane
Height to Climb: 269ms (882 feet)
Terrain: A mix of lanes, minor roads (almost entirely traffic free) and woodland paths, all in good condition.
Eating & Drinking: Good choice in Kirkbymoorside but the Royal Oak at Gillamoor is worth a quick stop.
Similar Walks Nearby: Lands over Hutton le Hole
Ash Dale from Helmsley
Farndale & High Blakey Moor
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