This site is going to be my personal guide to the Yorkshire Moors, based on twenty years of walking in the national park. We will be building up a collection of suggested walks (fifty two at the moment), complete with maps and easy to follow instructions, each based on my own walks over the last few years, and illustrated by some of the thousands of photos I've taken on the moors.
The heart of the site is going to be the gazetteer, which we hope to develop into a complete guide to the Yorkshire Moors, supported by a series of maps created for this site. Gazatteer entries will be created as I visit the Moors, and expanded as more infomation is found, so keep coming back. We also hope to create a series of articles about the wildlife and history of the moors.
If you have any questions, then get in touch using our contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Most recent addition: 5 May 2013: Today we open a picture gallery for Whorlton Moor and surrounding area.
At the end of July 2006 I walked Hadrian's Wall for the Perthes Disease Association.
Click on the map below to go to more detailed maps of the Moors, linked to our gazatteer.
21 April 2013: This walk heads up onto the ridge of high ground that guards the entrance to isolated Scugdale, before heading into the heart of the moors above the sources of the River Rye, visiting the equally isolated Swainby Shooting House
2 March 2013: For March we open a picture gallery for Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most attractive coastal villages in the UK.
2 February 2013: We continue the visual theme with a picture gallery for Esk Dale.
13 January 2013: We start 2013 with a gallery of pictures of the Wheeldale Roman Road, some provided by Peter Hanson, who took them while staying at Goathland Youth Hostel in 1951.
16 December 2012: The River Seven is the river of Rosedale, flowing along the full length of the valley, from the wild north-western end of the dale near Rosedale Head, past the village of Rosedale Abbey and out through a narrow gap in the hills
17 November 2012: The River Dove is the river of Farndale, running along the full length of that valley, from its source on the high moors in the north to the narrow southern exit, a distance of some six and a half miles.
28 October 2012: The Church of St. Aidan, Gillamoor, is a simple rectangular structure in a stunning location overlooking Gillamoor's 'surprise view'. The ruined Church of the Holy Cross at Whorlton is, along with the nearby castle, one of the only remnants of the abandoned village of Whorlton.
29 September 2012: The River Rye is the main river of the western moors. Three of it's tributaries, the Rivers Seph, Dove and Seven run through the main valleys in the area (Bilsdale, Farndale and Rosedale) and drain much of the higher ground in the area
26 August 2012: The River Riccal spends half of its life in the North York Moors, running through a narrow wooded valley and the other half on the flat land south-east of Helmsley.
8 July 2012: The River Esk is the longest river within the North York Moors, the only one to from from west to east and the only one to flow into the sea (at Whitby)
10 June 2012: The church of St. Hilda at Hinderwell was built in 1773, replacing a twelfth century church built on the same site. The Church of St. Andrew at Ingleby Greenhow is a Norman church that was restored in 1741 and again in 1906 but that still contains a great many original features.
4 February 2012: Today we add twelve new pictures to our Wildlife Gallery.
15 January 2012: All Saints' Church, Hawnby, is a 14th century building located on a hill overlooking the River Rye, to the west of the main part of the village.
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