GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hambleton Hills

20 miles (32 km)

This walk explores the Hambleton Hills range on the western edge of the North York Moors. You'll visit the highest points on the hills with splendid views over the Vale of Mowbray, the River Rye Valley and the Vale of York. The route makes use of the Cleveland Way national trail for the duration of the walk.
Start your walk at the Kilburn White Horse car park and then head north past the iconic hill figure to the splendid Sutton Bank passing Roulston Scar on the way. The hill at Sutton Bank is the site of one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the region, anIron Age hill fort dating from about 400BC.
You continue past Gormire Lake and Hambleton Down before skirting the eastern edge of Boltby Forest. From here you head between Kepwick Moor and Arden Great Moor before coming to Black Hambleton which rises to a height of 1,308 feet (400 m). Take a while to enjoy the fabulous views over the surrounding moorland and woodland before returning on the same footpath.
The video below shows an alternative circular route around Black Hambleton with nice views of Kepwick Moor.
If you continue for a few miles north from Black Hambleton you will come to Osmotherley where you can pick up the Lyke Wake Walk.
At the southern end of the hills you can also visit the splendid Byland Abbey.

Hambleton Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hambleton Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Gormire Lake - - 582956

Gormire Lake

Sutton Bank MMB 18

Sutton Bank MMB 18


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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