Ann's Cottage Rosedale

Ann's Cottage & The Old Smithy
Bed & Breakfast - Hill Yard Cottage,
Rosedale East, Pickering,
North Yorkshire, YO18 8RH
Telephone 01751 417646  


“Ann's Cottage Rosedale - Walks around Rosedale”

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You might think that walking is a new pastime just for the privileged few. Actually walking has been around considerably longer, and comes in various forms; walking to work, walking to the shops, walking home etc. When you consider how mundane some of these journeys can be, then a change could be just what you are looking for.
Moorland Scene

Walking through the valley of Rosedale can be a real pleasure for the casual walker, the walking enthusiast, or simply “just on holiday”. There are walks a plenty just in the valley of Rosedale.
In the 19th century a flourishing mining industry was established.
Railway walks
The population in the valley expanded dramatically until the demise of the mines in the 1920's. A standard gauge railway was built around the valley from Chimney bank top to Blakey Junction and on to Rosedale East at Low Barring. From Blakey Junction, the line took various materials to Battersby Junction, and then on to Middlesbrough.
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Railway walk West from Blakey Junction
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Very little remains of the railway as such, but the track bed makes a great walk around the valley top. There are stunning views from all sections of the track and makes a great day out. There are other walking routes in Rosedale valley, from Rosedale Abbey, through Thorgill and around to Rosedale East. For the real walking enthusiast, there are famous walks like “The Lyke Wake Walk” and “The Coast to Coast” that pass the area.
 [Please note that without exception, we are unable to provide transport anywhere en-route.] 

Moorland sheep
There are an abundance of leaflets and brochures available in our reception to enhance your holiday with us, listing not only walks but the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Eden camp, Castle Howard, Ryedale Folk Museum, James Cook Museum Whitby, Whitby Abbey, Gillies Jones Glass Makers Rosedale, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park Birds of prey, Rievaulx Abbey, Elvington air museum, National Railway Museum York, with plenty more places to explore.
We have listed some links to a few websites with walking and places of interest.


Further a field, the North Yorkshire Moors offers a wealth of walks covering some of the most beautiful moor land in the country.

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Updated - Wednesday, 12th July 2023
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