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Helmsley to Sutton Bank

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  • Helmsley Castle
    / Helmsley Castle
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  • / Rievaulx Abbey ruins (detour required)
    Photo: Iain Douglas, Macs Adventure Ltd
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Start off on your Cleveland Way journey through woodland and past quintessential rural English villages to a viewpoint that shows off the countryside you'll cover on foot. 
easy
16 km
5:00 h
351 m
115 m

Take time to wander around the historic village of Helmsley with its picturesque old shops clustered around the market square.

 

As you start off on the Cleveland Way, the first highlight, Rievaulx Abbey ruins are worth the half a mile detour off the path, set in the wooded valley of the River Rye. As you approach Sutton Bank the Kilburn White Horse - a limestone horse created by removing down turf can be seen. The Cleveland Way diverts south for one mile, then you can retrace your steps to end this section at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. 

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Macs Adventure
Updated: July 23, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
303 m
Lowest point
61 m
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Start

Helmsley (61 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SE 61117 83915
DD
54.247288, -1.063568
DMS
54°14'50.2"N 1°03'48.8"W
UTM
30U 626171 6012766
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Destination

Sutton Bank

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

 

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SE 61117 83915
DD
54.247288, -1.063568
DMS
54°14'50.2"N 1°03'48.8"W
UTM
30U 626171 6012766
w3w 
///seat.lawyer.tribe
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
351 m
Descent
115 m

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