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Abbey Trail

N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

192 km / 119 miles
The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
World Heritage Site
Start: SE259361 - Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ903113 - Whitby Abbey, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Abbey Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The Abbey Trail : over 100 miles of walks through Yorkshire's finest countryside  (Sigma Press  - 2003 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 94, 99, 100, 104
OS Landranger Active 94, 99, 100, 104
OS Explorer 26, 27, 288, 289, 297, 298, 299, 302
OS Explorer Active 26, 27, 288, 289, 297, 298, 299, 302

Walking Support Providers:

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Coach Assisted Walking Holidays (Bobs Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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19 km
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21 km
Heritage Centre
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29 km
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96 km
Hostel Accommodation
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125 km
Walkers are Welcome
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152 km
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158 km
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192 km

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Route Profile:

191.2 km (118.8 miles)
3,827 m (12,556 ft) ascent
408 m (1,339 ft)  maximum height

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