The Grey Panthers
5 June 2019, - Helmsley & Rievaulx

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8.1 miles

Explorer Map OLS26, - North York Moors (Western Areas)

This walk is a delightful year-round walk. The first section of the walk uses footpaths and tracks in the parkland of Duncombe Park.
Full details of the paths are on Duncombe Park are available on their website., -

From Duncombe Park, the route joins the Cleveland Way footpath and returns along the Cleveland Way footpath.

The walk is all on easy tracks, roads, or footpaths, and there are no navigational difficulties.
The views of Helmsley Castle, the Duncombe Park parklands, and Rievaulx Abbey make this a superb day out.

Memory Map
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above link.
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)

Some new mapping software is now available which you may want to try, - QUO mapping. You can download the software for free from the link below, complete with demonstration maps. Having installed QUO, you can import and export Memory Map overlays. Thus YOU DON'T NEED Memory Map to use any of the overlays provided on the Grey Panthers web site, - just use QUO!!

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Start from the main car park in Helmsley (SE61058 83787). - NOTE : fee to be paid.
Exit the car park by the Tourist Information Centre, and head for the road that leads to the bridge over the River Rye. However, before you reach the bridge, you come to the road to Duncombe Park.
Follow the footpaths from the map downloadable from the Duncombe Park website to rake you to Griff Lodge on the Cleveland Way.
From Griff Lodge, follow the signposted Cleveland Way to the road leading into Rievaulx, and then on to the bridge over the River Rye at Bridge Cottage (pause to admire the gardens).
Turn right to follow the road to Rievaulx Abbey.
Return by retracing your steps to Griff Lodge, then take the signposted Cleveland Way footpath all the way back to Helmsley.

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