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Kirkbymoorside and St Gregory's Minster

MODERATE 2 reviews

Kirkbymoorside and St Gregory's Minster is a 7.2 kilometer loop trail located near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

7.2 km
300 m


trail running





A circular walk from the market town of Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The route heads west through open fields and pastures, visiting Kirkdale Cave (where a fascinating set of fossilised bones were discovered) and St Gregory's Minster along the way. This walk is published through a collaboration with Ryedale District Council. For more visitor information on the area including events and accommodation, go to The walk has many gentle gradients throughout plus a couple of short steep slopes. A few sections (including the paths close to the cave and minster) can be very muddy so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, some stepping stones (although these can be avoided if you wish) plus 13 stiles (the majority of these stiles are tall and have tight wooden or wire fence surrounds so dogs will need a lift over). You will cross one horse paddock, several sheep pastures and a couple of fields that may be holding cattle so take particular care if you do choose to take a dog with you. The route crosses the main A170 road (which can be very busy) twice, so ensure you take time to wait for a suitable gap in the traffic. Allow 2.5 hours. There are public toilets in Town Farm car park (just behind the library) at the start and end of the walk. If you are looking for refreshments there are plenty of pubs and cafes centred around the Market Place in Kirkbymoorside at the start and end of the walk. OS Map: Explorer OL26 North York Moors Western Area. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

4 months ago

hi just completed walk this morning a really nice walk no hills instructions spot on used gps tracker as well which l think is a really good little device highly recommended regards P Bailes

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Loved this walk on a spring evening. Instead of the steep woodland section before reaching St Gregory's Minster, you can walk along the riverbed in the valley if it is dry as it has been recently.

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