GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey

4 miles (6 km)

This is a popular walk which takes you from themedievalHelmsley Castleto the fascinating ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. It makes use of the Cleveland Way National Trail so it is a good, waymarked footpath.
The walk starts at Helmsley Castle and heads west passing Duncombe Park with its spectacular landscape garden, the National Centre for Birds of Prey, and the surrounding parkland all open to the public. The walk continues through woodland to Griff Farm before a lovely waterside section along the River Rye takes you to Rievaulx Abbey. You can explore the ruins of theformerCistercianabbey before continuing to the beautiful Rievaulx Terrace. These 18th-century landscape gardens contain woodland, grass banks, wildflower meadows and two temples. The terrace is perched high above the abbey so there are stunning views down to the ruins.
If you'd like to extend your walk then you could continue west along the Cleveland Way to the Hambleton Hills or explore the wonderful parkland and gardens of Duncombe Park.

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