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Over the River Rye

Start in the market town of Malton and explore the environs of the River Rye on a leisurely spin around a gently undulating and very pleasant part of the Vale of Pickering. There are nice perspectives of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds and Howardian Hills, plus several tempting village pubs en route. Flamingo Land theme park is at Kirby Misperton, while Eden Camp (the World War II museum housed in a former POW camp) is just off the route near Malton.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Road route
28 miles (45km)
3 hours
Start point:
Malton Market Place
Cycle hire
Grid Ref:
SE 785 717
OS Map:
Ordnance Survey 300
Pubs in Malton, Kirby Misperton, Great Barugh, Normanby, Great Habton
GPX file, MMO file

About this cycle route

Road route, for road bikes and hybrids.

It's a largely flat, easygoing route on country roads, apart from one partially potholed track on the outskirts of Malton.

Route credits
Thanks to our partners, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sustrans, who devised and produced the route and downloadable guide. This route is also available on the Howardian Hills AONB website.

Route highlights!

  • Market day in Malton is Saturday, and there's a monthly food market too (second Sat)
  • Wild rides and wild animals at Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton
  • Experience life in wartime at Eden Camp