Hutton-le-Hole and Gillamoor

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The River Dove begins its life north of the walk in Farndale before heading south through Dowthwaite Dale to join the River Rye near Salton. This walk explores the wooded valley between the villages of Gillamoor and Keldholme.

We take the permissive track down to the weir south of Youdwath before heading north through woodland and on field-paths to skirt Gillamoor, which still has a pub with accommodation, The Royal Oak Inn. We then use part of the 48-mile-long Tabular Hills Walk to take us to Hutton-le-Hole, with its world-famous Ryedale Folk Museum, pictured.

Another permissive track and a footpath south of the village take us back to the start point. It is possible to join the route anywhere along it, providing car parking can be found. Gillamoor or Hutton-le-Hole itself would both serve well as starting points. There are six stiles on this walk, which was rewalked and updated by the contributor in November 2022.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Museum, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
10/2/2022 - Phil Catterall

Hello Richard I'm pleased you enjoyed my walk, which was written up in 2011. The route was measured then by GPS and I am sure the distance walked if the correct route is taken, should be no more than 6.5 miles. I think that a moderate grade for that distance and degree of ascent is about right. I will be rewalking the route next month and I will report back on the number of stiles I encounter then. Kind regards Phil Catterall WW Contributor

9/26/2022 - Richard barwick

This walk is 8.75 miles and not moderate. Lots of stiles and some tricky areas to work out the route. Good job we had OS maps app. However we did enjoy the walk

4/9/2012 - Bryan Scaife

Enjoyed this walk at Easter 2012, we were staying in Kirbymoorside so walked up to join between waymarks 4 & 5. Height gain is not excessive but you do the climbing 4 times during the walk so it adds up to a good stretch. Generally dog friendly, except for a couple of stiles, although you cross some fields which may have cattle in later in the year. At waymark 12 I would add that on reaching the road turn left and the car park is 150m on your right, the map is correct but I turned right first time and had to back track.

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