GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Silton Forest

5 miles (8 km)

Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and footpaths in this large coniferous forest on the North York Moors. You can park on Moor Lane near to the village of Nether Stilton to start your exercise. A cycling and walking trail then runs to the north of the forest along National Cycle Route 65. The tracks are great for mountain bikers with berms, humps, tight turns and drops.
The Cleveland Way runs along the eastern fringe of the forest so you can pick this up to continue your walk. Heading north will take you across Thimbleby Moor to Osmotherley where you can enjoy a waterside walk around Cod Beck Reservoir. The video below shows a walk to the forest from there.
Heading south will take you to Boltby Forest where there are more good trails to try.


YO7 2JZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Silton Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Silton Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the south east you can visit the village of Hawnby and enjoy a climb to the splendid viewpoint at Hawnby Hill. There's wonderful views over Ryedale from this elevated spot.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Silton Forest - - 856672

Car park and picnic area at the end of Moor Lane leading into Silton Forest.

Over Silton Forest - - 353986

Over Silton Forest

Silton Forest - - 891648

Looking down over the forest from Hambleton Street.

National Cycle Network Track into Silton Forest - - 891663

National Cycle Network Track into Silton Forest. A good grade track, which led through the trees to a fast descent to Moor Lane.

Forest Ride, Silton Woods - - 909841

Forest Ride, Silton Woods. The top of a firebreak in the commercial forest.

Forest track, Over Silton Moor - - 717228

Forest track, Over Silton Moor. A well surfaced forest track which forms part of the national cycle network. Looking south towards Woolmoor.


GPS Files

GPX File

Silton Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Silton Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)