GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rosedale Chimney Bank

1 miles (1.6 km)

This circular walk visits the wonderful old kilns at Rosedale Chimney Bank near Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors.
The walk can be started from the car park just south of Rosedale Abbey at Bank Top. You can then pick up trails around the impressive Bank Top Kilns. The huge photogenic kilns are a remnant of the site's 19th century ironstone industry. The on site information board provides more detail on the Victorian history of the area.
There's also some fantastic views over the surrounding North York Moors from the elevated position of the kilns. Look out for lovely heather during the late summer months too.
The area is also popular with cyclists because of the steep gradient of the hill. It is often referred to as the 'chain braker'.
To continue your walking in the area head north and pick up the Rosedale Abbey Walk.


YO18 8SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Rosedale Chimney Bank OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rosedale Chimney Bank Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

From the car park you can also pick up the Rosedale Railway Walk. This will take you along the elevated Mineral Railway, visiting some of the heritage mines on the way.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Calcining Kilns at Rosedale Chimney Bank - - 1308350

Calcining Kilns at Rosedale Chimney Bank

Western View of the Former Miners' Cottages - - 537125

Western View of the Former Miners' Cottages. Originally comprising sixteen cottages they were abandoned in 1966 but the remaining ones have since been renovated. One was in use as a youth hostel between 1933 to 1950.

Rosedale Chimney Bank - - 373541

Rosedale Chimney Bank. This hill on the road to Hutton-le-Hole is notoriously steep. It's been used in the past for competitive hill-climb events. On the first weekend in September a local vintage car club run their vehicles up the hill - some of the less powerful ones do struggle with the gradient which is said to exceed 1 in 3.

Seat with a View Across Rosedale - - 537089

Seat with a View Across Rosedale

Car park at Bank Top - - 3630439

A view of the Car park at Bank Top where you can start your walk.

Rosedale Chimney Bank, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire - - 4631773

Pretty purple heather in August.


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