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May Beck and Sneaton High Moor is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 2,201 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching River Views Rocky
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Getting There

A circular walk through the North York Moors National Park. The route follows the pretty May Beck stream before passing through a coniferous plantation and then out into the open moorland. You'll have a chance to enjoy views across the vast expanse of the moors as well as out to sea over the distant cliffs on clear days. The area is also a relatively quiet part of the National Park. As with any high moorland walk the route is fairly exposed and conditions can change quickly so make sure you are well prepared with appropriate clothing and supplies of food and water. The walk follows a mixture of riverside, woodland and moor paths all of which can get muddy and some of which can be running with water at certain times of the year so waterproof boots are a must. There are three stiles on route all of which are tall with wire fence surrounds so dogs may need a lift over. There are several steady and long climbs and descents throughout and the paths are very uneven and rocky. The moor is home to many sheep so keep dogs under close control. Approximate time 4 hours.

The walk starts from the stone car park alongside May Beck. To get there, leave the main A171 Robin Hoods Bay Road (Scarborough to Whitby road) onto the B1416. Where the road bends right, turn sharp left onto the dead end road signed to May Beck and a caravan park. Pass by the caravan park on the right and continue for some distance further. Eventually you'll pass over a small bridge across May Beck and the car park is then immediately on the right. Nearest post code YO22 5JE.

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rosie haley
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stephen aldred
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Nice walk with some nice scenery but a large part was over moorland

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Karen McGuinness
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One of the best walks I've done, easy to follow with tracking plus the written instructions, did not see another person on entire walk, quite boggy under foot in sections & some uneven ground.

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Mr Peter Bailes
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great walk, but moors hard going a lot of rocky uneven ground as per instructions, still it was a lovely day which helps. towards end of walk before lone tree you lose sight of path as its overgrown so make sure you use gps tracker as it would be easy to go wrong way.

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Richard J
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Wonderful walk with only the sheep and deer to keep you company. Please take care if the weather does not look good. There are few landmarks so make sure you don't miss a turn.

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Samantha Taylor
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Alan Landers
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Alison Senior
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David Daramy
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G S
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