GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


2 miles (3 km)

Visit these fascinating sandstone sculptures on this splendid walk in Dalby Forest. The geologically significant area dates back to the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. The Bridestones is a nature reserve with good footpaths taking you around the rocks to woodland and meadows with fabulous views from the reserve's elevated position. The area is run by the National Trust so there is a car park off Dalby Forest Drive near Staindale Lake and Adderstone Wood. From here you can pick up the walking trails taking you up to the stones. It's great in the summer with lots of wildflowers, heather, butterflies and birds to look out for.
There are good options for extending your walk. You can pick up the footpath along the Staindale Beck or around Staindale Lake. The wider area of Dalby Forest has several different cycling and walking trails to try. A couple of miles to the west is the wonderful natural amphitheatre of the Hole of Horcum. There's more good trails to follow here through moorland and woodland.
Langdale Forest is also just to the east.

The Tabular Hills Walk long distance trail also runs past the site. You can follow it Dalby Forest and the Hole of Horcum.

Bridestones Postcode

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

Bridestones OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bridestones Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPS Files

GPX File

Bridestones.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

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