Local circular walks
North Yorkshire has more than 10,000km of public rights of way, offering many short walks and day walks.
The county includes two national parks, two areas of outstanding natural beauty, wild moors, rolling hills and rugged coastline.
Long distance walks also cover parts of the county. These can take days to complete but shorter sections can be walked in a day.
When setting out on a walk, ensure you have a map, suitable clothing and food and water. Check the weather and let someone know your plans. For a safe and responsible experience, follow the countryside code and safety leaflet [2Mb].
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|Leeds - Liverpool canal long walk [318kb]||Gargrave||7.5 miles||Moderate|
|Leeds - Liverpool canal short walk [325kb]||Gargrave||3.5 miles||Easy|
|A Hambleton Ramble [337kb]||Thirsk||5 miles||Easy|
|A hike in the Howardian Hills [308kb]||nr Thirsk,||4.5 miles||Easy|
|Kirklington and Thornborough Henges walk [527kb]||Kirklington||7.7 miles||Easy|
|Masham Leaves [611kb]||Masham||3 miles||Easy|
|Made in Nidderdale [361kb]||Pateley Bridge||5.5 miles||Moderate|
|The Aislabie Walk||nr Ripon||various||Moderate|
|A ramble from Ripon [391kb]||Ripon||6 miles||Easy|
|Moors, mines and mills walk [634kb]||Greenhow Hill, nr Pateley Bridge||3.8 miles||Moderate|
|Great Ouseburn||5 miles||Moderate|
|Lower Dunsforth||2.5 miles||Moderate|
|Jervaulx, East Witton and Cover Bridge [526kb]||nr Masham||5.5 miles||Moderate|
|Piercebridge and Stanwick archaeology walk [602kb]||Piercebridge, nr Darlington||10 miles||Moderate|
|Richmond, Colburn Village and Iron Banks walk [538kb]||Richmond||6.25 miles||Moderate|
|Middleton Tyas walk [314kb]||nr Richmond||3 miles||Easy|
|Kirkbymoorside and Kirkdale [505kb]||nr Helmsley||6 miles||Moderate|
|Settrington walk [482kb]||Malton||6 miles||Moderate|
|A ramble along the River Rye from Helmsley [536kb]||Helmsley||3.75 miles||Easy|
|Thixendale walk [724kb]||nr Malton||4 miles||Moderate|
|Welburn with views of Castle Howard [383kb]||nr Malton||5.5 miles||Moderate|
|Filey Coast [523kb]||Filey Brigg||3.5 miles||Easy|
|Whitby and Saltwick Bay [541kb]||Whitby||4.5 miles||Easy|
|Wolsey Walk [1Mb]||Cawood, nr Selby||5 miles||Easy|
|Kirk Smeaton and Brockadale Plantation [485kb]||nr Stapleton||4 miles||Easy|
|Selby Horseshoe [312kb]||Selby||9 miles||Easy|
View public rights of way on a map
This map shows public rights of way in the whole of the county, including the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales national parks. If you have any queries or issues with paths in the national parks please contact the rights of way teams in the relevant national park authority.