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Steep and winding routes on either side of the dale, including Chimney Bank, lead down to the village of Rosedale Abbey, a popular target for country walks. Although quiet now, a flourishing ironstone industry transformed Victorian Rosedale – see the massive stone kilns and other relics on the line of the former mineral railway, above the village.
Guided walks and experiences
Don’t want to read a map? Or maybe you’d like to meet new people while enjoying the great outdoors. Or how about joining one of our Ranger's walks or a local on a walk of discovery reaching the parts that others miss? Be spooked on a ghost walk, or discover the dark secrets of the smugglers... From our fishing heritage to wildlife, you'll have an unforgettable experience on any of these walks.
Festivals and events
Walking festivals in and around the North York Moors Pull or take on a challenge with one of the many annual fundraising events organised by the local Long Distance Walkers Association groups, the two Mountain Rescue teams for the North York Moors area, local Boys' Brigade and Scouts groups, and other charities.
A 7-mile walk in Rosedale, in the North York Moors National Park, with downloadable route guide
Rosedale Mineral Railway
A 1-mile easy access walk in Rosedale, in the North York Moors National Park, with downloadable route guide
Winter is a season that can bring snow to the uplands, leading to sunny, crisp, winter days that really highlight our big sky views. We recommend warm clothing, shorter walks and finding a cosy spot in one of the North York Moors many traditional pubs and coffee shops, with hearty food, beer, or a steaming mug of hot chocolate and often a roaring fire.
Events in June
Summer is very definitely on its way. As the weather warms up, there's plenty of chances to enjoy the great outdoors, from open gardens to Open Farm Sunday, or just chill out in the beer garden of one of the North York Moors' many country pubs.
Activity providers & centres
Want to improve your outdoor skills or to try something new? With plenty of experts on hand, and loads of accommodation suitable for groups, the North York Moors is a fantastic place for a group getaway, team building trip or organised holiday activities for the kids.
Events this month
Embrace spring and two long bank holiday weekends this month, with events, experiences and festivals celebrating artisan food, culture and outdoor activities. If that inspires you to get out into our great outdoors, we're holding our fourth Walking Festival later in the month. WalkFest 2018 (26–28 May) features eight guided themed walks led by expert guides.
Come and join the North York Moors National Park Authority and friends in the northern area of the National Park for our first walking festival. • Walks for all ages and abilities • Expert guides, from the worlds of archaeology, wildlife conservation, even brewing! • Beach art walks, moorland hikes, nature photography, afternoon tea strolls • Navigation workshops, geocaching and self-led trails