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River at Great Ayton

Great Ayton to Danby

A journey of discovery that takes you from the edge of the Cleveland Plain right into the heart of the North York Moors. The magnificent peak of Roseberry Topping and the imposing Cleveland Hills dominate the first part of the route. You’ll enjoy views over Eskdale and get a taste of the area’s unspoiled villages, with the option of finishing your trip with a visit to The Moors National Park Centre, just outside the moorland village of Danby.

Cycle route info

Route type:
Moors to Sea Network
13 miles (21km)
2 to 3 hours
Start point:
Cycle hire
Grid Ref:
OS Map:
Pubs and/or cafés in Great Ayton, Kildale, Commondale, Castleton, Ainthorpe and Danby; and a café at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

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