Route: Tabular Hills

Submitted by Ross Jenkin on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 10:56am
United Kingdom
74 km
Vertical Gain
1,430 m

This long distance trail takes you across the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park. The waymarked path takes you from the coast at Scarborough to Helmsley Circular Walk in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire.
The route starts at Scalby Mills just north of Scarborough and heads west along the pretty Scarborough Sea Cut and Scalby Beck to Wykeham Forest. The woods consist mainly of pine trees with some great viewpoints to visit such as the Raptor viewpoint where you can look out for buzzards and crossbills.
The next stage takes you through Dalby Forest where you pass the fascinating Bridestones with its fascinating sandstone sculptures.
The route continues to another major walk highlight at the beautiful natural amphitheatre known as the Hole of Horcum shortly before crossing Levisham Moor to take you to Levisham, near Pickering.
The route then skirts the southern edge of Cropton Forest before coming to the delightfully scenic village of Hutton-le-Hole. Look out for sheep roaming the streets at will in this typically picturesque North York Moors village.
You continue west through Gillamoor, Kirk Dale, Riccal Dale and Ash Dale before coming to the finish point at Helmsley, next to the beautiful Duncombe Park.
It's a fabulous and varied route with some gentle climbs, steeper challenging climbs, long woodland sections and amazing views. It's waymarked with a green and purple circular disc.

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