Rosedale Explorer

  • A varied walk through Rosedale & North Dale
  • Rosedale Abbey is worth a closer look
  • Look for the old railway workings and line

Apparently Rosedale has more holiday cottages than farmers these days. However this secretive valley to the east of Blakey Ridge has a sense of peace and tranquility that could have existed when farming really was the dominant lifestyle. And there is the rub, visitors who have enjoyed the valley whilst walking its farming lands are so attracted they bought their own little piece.

Fortunately the valley is still unspoilt, Rosedale Abbey is still lovely, and there is a delightful walk which explores some of the hidden secrets of Rosedale and its near neighbour North Dale.  The walk passes alongside a small stream, rises in to some dense woodland before emerging on to one of the high moorland roads of the area. The return is through some quiet farmland and mini hamlets, all adding up to a varied and interesting full day walk.

Recommend: If the weather is good a cup of tea at Dale Head farm offers some great views.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors - western area Buy Map
Start Point: SE 725959. Head towards the hotel north east and take the path heading north before you reach it
Height to Climb: 284 ms (932 feet)
Terrain: Mix of riverside, woodland and moor tracks with 1 mile of tarmac in the middle of the walk
Eating & Drinking: I must admit that I missed the White Horse at Rosedale Abbey but did have a cup of tea and cake at Dale Head Farm which was very good!
Similar Walks Nearby: Lands over Hutton le Hole
Steam Trains from Pickering
Farndale from High Blakey Moor
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