Helmsley, Beckdale and Ashdale

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Beckdale and Ashdale are situated very close to the bustling market town of Helmsley. Despite this, not many visitors are aware of them and as a result it allows for a quiet walk. They are steep-sided, forested dales. Whereas Beckdale has a beck running through it, Ashdale is a dry valley. Both dales are easily accessed from Helmsley and both enjoy peaceful and tranquil surroundings. They run parallel with one another and are easily linked using field-paths.

Helmsley itself is a busy market town which attracts many visitors. There are a range of specialist shops and a number of places to eat and drink. Attractions in Helmsley include Helmsley Castle and the nearby Rievaulx Abbey.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
08/10/2018 - Michael Skoraczewski

New housing development as you enter Helmsley (point 11 to 12)can confuse. Just follow 'Pedestrians' sign to use a safe route alongside the development.

20/01/2013 - June Fowler

Walked on a chilly, but fine day last Sunday. Parking in Helmsley on the road near the church was easy. The beginning of the walk was easy to find, as was the whole length of it. It remained chilly due to being in the valley bottoms and the winter sun not often reaching in, but it is January after all! The only difficulty I found was right at the end of the walk, where the directions take you to the far right corner of a field before following a stone path into town. The field has been fenced off (wooden posts, wire fence)across it's entire width about two thirds of the way down, preventing my exit in the corner. I had to follow the fence back across to the left and climb a five bar locked gate, then dodged under a thankfully switched off, electric line. A further climb over a stile next to yet another locked five bar gate, allowed me access to the described stone path. Take care you're not caught out as I was.

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