GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Boltby Forest

8 miles (13 km)

This large area of coniferouswoodland on the western edge of the North York Moors is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers.
You can start off at the Sneck Yake car park a couple of miles east of Boltby village. There's miles of tracks, bridleways and footpaths to try with fantastic views over the moors from the forest's elevated position. See the video below for an example of the jumps and bumps you will find on the downhill track in the woods.
The Cleveland Way national trail skirts the eastern edge of the forest so you could pick this up to further explore the Hambleton Hills area of the moors. Heading north will take you to the 1,308 feet (400 m) high Black Hambleton and then on to Silton Forest where there are more off roading oppportunites.


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

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east you can visit the village of Hawnby and enjoy a climb to the splendid viewpoint at Hawnby Hill. Near here there's also the historic Rievaulx Abbey to visit.


Forest Track, Boltby Forest - - 312935

Forest Track, Boltby Forest. Looking up West Moor Slack.

Sneck Yate - - 25852

Sneck Yate. Taken from the trail (Hambleton Road) leading from Sneck Yate car park to Boltby Forest. This square is farm and woodland.

Edge of Boltby Forest - - 2126599

Edge of the forest

Track to Reservoir in Boltby Forest - - 2098340

Track to the Reservoir

Entrance to Boltby Forest from Sneck Yate Bank - - 2098364

Entrance to Boltby Forest from Sneck Yate Bank

Boltby Forest, standing trees and felled area - - 2243731

Standing trees and felled area


GPS Files

GPX File

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