Beadlam - St Gregory's Minster - Kirkbymoorside

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Beadlam - Cogg Hole Wath - St Gregory's Minster - Kirkbymoorside

This is another linear walk using my favourite bus service, the 128, which travels between Scarborough and Helmsley all year round. The main road is soon left behind and the walk passes along tracks and back roads behind the tiny village of Nawton, before veering off in a gentle ascent towards the North York Moors. There are lovely views along the way to either side and behind, where on a clear day the Yorkshire Wolds can be seen to the south.

In places, this is not a well-trodden route and the track between Waymarks 6 and 7 was quite overgrown when the walk was explored. From here, after passing Skiplam Grange, the tracks are easy to walk along. Follow the river gradually downhill to reach Hold Cauldron. Here can be seen old mill buildings and the weir before the river rushes under the bridge.

Then continue to St Gregory's Minster in Kirkdale. The minster is an Anglo-Saxon church with a rare sundial which was built c1060 on the site of an earlier church. It is a Grade 1 listed building and is dedicated to St Gregory, who was Pope from 590 to 604. From here, after a short road-walk, it is not far across the fields into Kirkbymoorside, which is on the 128 bus route. If there is time to look around, there is another wonderful sundial in front of the church and refreshment can be had in various venues.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
2/23/2018 - Dominic Ferard

This is a lovely walk and the directions are generally excellent. The only issue we experienced in February 2018 was at waypoint 10. After crossing the bridge, bear left (north-east) as directed and then pass through a gate into woodland. Now immediately turn right (south) onto a marked footpath and continue with the woods to your left and a wire fence to your right. After about 500m - say half way to waypoint 11 - this comes out onto a track on the greensward. Following this route keeps you on a right of way and prevents you trespassing. There is no longer any problem after waypoint 15.

8/9/2016 - Susan Brown

Myself and a friend did this walk today having reached point nine we did as instructed crossed the footbridge then having reached the track on the opposite bank we then turned right and followed the track. Further along the track we were approached by the owner of the land and told we had been walking on private land. Anyone doing this walk must follow the bridle path signs which climb up hill and slightly left to avoid any trespass.

5/10/2013 - Christine Bibby

After climbing up from 15 and walking alongside the field, the next field had been ploughed, making it quite difficult to cross to the next gate. There seems to be work taking place between here and Kirkbymoorside, but new gates have been put in place and I am sure diversions will be instigated to keep the public right of way open. Please comment on any further changes. Thank you.

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