“Ann's Cottage Rosedale - Walks around Rosedale”
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.
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. 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
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
There are a number of leaflets and brochures available to enhance the walks.
We have listed some links to a few websites with walking and places of
Further a field, the North York Moors offers a wealth of walks covering some of
the most beautiful moor land in the country.
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