GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blakey Topping

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk climbs to the Blakey Topping standing stones and hill top in the North York Moors.
The walk starts from the Crosscliff car park and view point on the northern edge of Dalby Forest. There's nice views from here towards the hill which lies a couple of miles to the north west. From the car park head north west through Crosscliff Wood to the Old Keeper's House with views of the Crosscliff Beck on the way. You then head across Thompson's Rigg before climbing to the ancient standing stones and then on to the hill top which stands at a height of 267 metres. From here there are great views over the hills and countryside of the National Park.
The route then descends to Newgate Foot before turning south east along Newgate Moor. A final woodland section through Crosscliff Brow returns you to the car park.


YO18 7LR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blakey Topping OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blakey Topping Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west of the car park you can visit another local highlight at the Bridestones. The wonderful Hole of Horcum is also located nearby.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Blakey Topping. - - 117479

Blakey Topping. When the giant, Wade, scooped out the Hole of Horcum and threw the contents (at his wife?) they landed a mile and a half away and are now known as Blakey Topping.

View from Crosscliffe Viewpoint, Dalby Forest - - 1879512

View from Crosscliffe Viewpoint, Dalby Forest

This is Keeper's Old House - - 343566

This is Keeper's Old House

Standing stone near Newgate Foot (geograph 5317311)

Standing stone near Newgate Foot

View from Blakey Topping - - 813907

View from Blakey Topping

Newgate Foot and Landscape - - 813903

Newgate Foot and Landscape

Holly Bush, Newgate Moor - - 292832

Holly Bush, Newgate Moor


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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