Rosedale - North Yorkshire Moors
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Join me for a 14km (9 mile) walk starting and finishing in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Rosedale Abbey. Once the home to 5,000 miners who worked the ironstone in the surrounding "Land of Iron", Rosedale Abbey is now a quiet little village which, dispite its name, does not have an Abbey. It was named after a Cistercian Priory, of which little remains.
Our walk will take us out of the village along the valley then up past Thorgill. Here we'll trace the route of a dismantled railway, which will give us great views across the valley and surrounding moorland. On our way, we'll pass Sheriff's Pit before decending back into the valley past the Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, where, depending our progress on the day, there may be time for a stop.
We'll then continue onwards and upwards to rejoin the dismantled railway, passing the kilns on the west side of Rosedale. Then, after enjoying more views of valley, we'll decend back into Rosedale Abbey to end the walk. If anyone feels like an end of walk beverage, The Coach House Inn is just on the outskirts of the village.
Well-behaved dogs welcome!
Given the remote location of the village, travel by car is recommended (as is sharing lifts).
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What to bring
The ground conditions vary from gravel paths to mud tracks. Also, when we are walking along the dismantled railway, please note that we are very exposed to the elements.
- Water: bring at least two litres
- Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
- Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking
- Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
- Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
- Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
- Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain (...and then there's the chafing!!!!), breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
- Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
- Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
- Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
- Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions but not critical for this walk
- Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
- Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
- Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
- Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
Please bring your own food and water/drinks with you. If we have time on the day and the group want to, we can stop at the Dale Head Farm Tea Garden for a quick(ish) hot drink.