GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lastingham Walks

5 miles (8.6 km)

This pretty North York Moors village is a fine place to start a walk. In the village there's lots of picturesque cottages, views of the Ings Beck and the noteworthy St Mary's Church. The ancient church is well worth investigating with its exquisite interior and an eleventh-century crypt.
This circular walk from the village takes you north along the Lastingham Ridge up to the Ana Cross. The wayside cross marks a medieval route way across the moor between Lastingham and the site of Rosedale Priory.The current cross dates from 1949 with the original moved to St Mary's church mentioned earlier. From the elevated position of the cross there are wonderful views across the moor.
The route then heads south across Spaunton Moor before descending back to the village. You could extend the walk at the northern end by continuing north into Rosedale where you could explore the historic abbey. A small detour to the west would take you to neighbouring Hutton-le-Hole where you could visit the excellent Ryedale Folk Museum.

Postcode

YO62 6TN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lastingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lastingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Lastingham

  • Hutton-le-Hole - This delightful village in the North York Moors is a splendid place for a stroll
  • Cropton Forest - This large area of coniferous woodland on the North York Moors has miles of footpaths and bridleways for walkers and mountain bikers
  • Levisham Circular Walk - A circular walk exploring the North York Moors around the village of Levisham
  • Pickering - This ancient market town is in a good position for walkers wishing to explore the North York Moors National Park.
    This walk takes you from Pickering to the nearby village of Levisham, passing Newbridge and Blansby Park on the way
  • Hole of Horcum - Enjoy a circular walk around this beautiful natural amphitheatre in the North York Moors
  • Farndale Daffodil Walk - Explore beautful Farndale on this lovely circular walk in the North York Moors National Park
  • Kirkbymoorside - This market town is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the North York Moors in Ryedale.
  • Rosedale - This circular walk explores Rosedale, a beautiful valley in the middle of the North York Moors
  • Blakey Ridge - This circular walk explores Blakey Ridge in Rosedale

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village you can enjoy some post walk refreshments at the 18th century Blacksmiths Arms. It's an attractive stone pub with a fine menu, a lovely garden area and a pizza oven. You can find them opposite the old church on Anserdale Lane at postcode YO62 6TN for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The moorland trails make for a fine dog walk and the Blacksmiths Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east of the settlement you'll find the expansive Cropton Forest. The forest is a fine place for walking and cycling with miles of wide trails and deer to look out for as well.
For more walks in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.

Photos

Low Street, Lastingham - geograph.org.uk - 1038280

Low Street, Lastingham. This view looks south along the street, the low autumn sunshine picking out the trees. The footpath through Hagg Wood can be seen leaving the road beyond the houses. The bridge crosses Ings Beck.

St Mary's Church Lastingham - geograph.org.uk - 2365142

St Mary's Church Lastingham

Terrace Houses Lastingham - geograph.org.uk - 640829

Terrace Houses and the Ings Beck

Track, Lastingham Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 495870

Track and pretty heather on the Lastingham Ridge. Bridleway from Rosedale Abbey dropping down into Lastingham.

Rainbow over Spring Heads - geograph.org.uk - 1031846

Rainbow over Spring Heads. The track runs north via Ana Cross to Rosedale Abbey (village). The heathery moor is called Spring Heads.

Ana Cross - geograph.org.uk - 1031852

Ana Cross. This is on the approach to the cross from the south. The skyline is Northdale Rigg (above Rosedale).

Large rock on Spaunton Moor - geograph.org.uk - 640258

Large rock on Spaunton Moor. This tabular rock is some 15 feet long by 5 feet wide. There are a large number of rocks of various shapes and sizes scattered here and they are indicated on the OS map at 1/25,000.

Towards Barker Slack - geograph.org.uk - 1031863

Towards Barker Slack. This is the track from the village to Ana Cross. It is a little soft in places and is being strengthened by laying crushed sandstone.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Lastingham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Lastingham.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)