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Bilsdale Circuit

N Yorkshire

48 km / 30 miles
Encompassing the vast moorland ridges adjacent to Bilsdale in the North York Moors National Park, it is intended as a single day expedition for experienced fell walkers. The circular route was developed during 1978 by Mike Teanby, North Yorkshire's Regional Group Secretary of the LDWA. Since then it has become an increasingly popular challenge walk among LDWA members and rambling clubs throughout the country.

It is a strenuous circuit with over 4,000ft of ascent, mainly along tracks and the high moors within sight of the Bilsdale TV mast. The route takes in Roppa Edge and Urra Moor where it is coincident with the Lyke Wake Walk and Cleveland Way National Trail, and West Moor.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start and Finish: SE564890 - Newgate Bank Top, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Bilsdale Circuit Route Description  (LDWA Cleveland Group  - Oct 07 ) Download File
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Bilsdale Circuit  (LDWA Cleveland Group )


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Route Profile:

46.2 km (28.7 miles)
1,283 m (4,209 ft) ascent
414 m (1,358 ft)  maximum height

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