GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harwood Dale Forest

5 miles (8 km)

Enjoy a walk through this large forest and around the pretty village of Harwood Dale on this circular route in the North York Moors.
You can start your walk from the village and then head north to reach the forest. There's lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore the coniferous woodland with its pine and spruce trees, streams and ponds. Look out for wildlife including roe deer, badgers, squirrels, foxesand various woodland birds.
After visiting the forest it's well worth exploring the area around the village. If you head west you can visit the old church and enjoy a stroll along Harwood Dale Beck and Hagg Wood. Just to the south you'll find Broxa Forest, while continuing west will take you past the River Derwent into Langdale Forest. Here you'll find more good walking paths, mountain bike trails and great views over the North York Moors.


YO13 0DT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Harwood Dale Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harwood Dale Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The epic Lyke Wake Walk can be picked up just to the north. Follow it west and you could explore the nearby FylingdalesMoor. Here you can enjoy climbs to Simon Howe and Two Howes Rigg where there are splendid views over the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Forest Road Harwood Dale Forest - - 1165923

Forest Road Harwood Dale Forest

Clearing in Harwood Dale Forest - - 220099

Clearing in Harwood Dale Forest

The Mill Inn, Harwood Dale - - 218399

The Mill Inn, Harwood Dale

Old St Margaret's Church, Harwood Dale - - 218402

Ruined parish church of St Margaret, Harwood Dale, North Yorkshire. It has been superseded by a new church nearer the centre of the village.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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