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The Category Ryedale is a subset of North Yorkshire.

*Dalby Forest

'Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a "Rigg and Dale" landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.'

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Forestry England

*Howardian Hills AONB

'Covers 204 sq km (79 sq miles) of the North Yorkshire countryside, nestled between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It is a unique and captivating landscape with its well-wooded rolling countryside, patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes.'

*Pickering - Walkers Are Welcome

'Pickering, a small market town in North Yorkshire situated on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park, has much to offer to walkers ...'

*Ryedale Walking Group

'We are an independent and successful walking group with over 90 members based in North Yorkshire. The group was formed in September 2006 and became affiliated to the Ramblers in April 2009. The majority of our members live between Scarborough and York.'

*Yorkshire Arboretum
Size (acreage)120

'A stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world. Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, let the children go wild in the woodland playground and enjoy the very best in seasonal, home-cooked food in the café ...'

A Walk from Welburn with views of Castle Howard
Distance (miles)6

'Crossing parkland and through woodland with wonderful views of the Howardian Hills, the Yorkshire Wolds, and the Castle Howard estate.'

Cleveland Way
Distance (miles)109

'The route follows a horseshoe line of great variety around much of the beautiful North York Moors National Park.'

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National Trails

Ebor Way
Distance (miles)70

'Walking route from Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park to Ilkley.'

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Ebor Way [The Walking Englishman]

Helmsley to Rievaulx Audio Walk
Distance (miles)4

'Explore the Rievaulx valley with this superb walk ... In this podcast, you can hear historian Julian Humphrys as he follows this route, pointing out some of the scars on the landscape that the construction of the Abbey created. Walking in the footsteps of Aelred himself, you can follow the route that the pilgrims would have taken from the stronghold of Helmsley Castle to the breathtaking Cistercian Abbey at Rievaulx.'

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English Heritage

St Bernard’s Way
Distance (miles)470

'St. Bernard’s Way is a 1573.4 km / 977.7 mile long distance walking route from Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, England to Citeaux Abbey, south of Dijon in France. It has been created in recognition of monastic travels that were undertaken in the 12th to 14th centuries, and of St. Bernard of Clairvaux who was instrumental in the development and expansion of the Cistercian Order ... St Bernard’s Way has 33 stages in the UK, and 35 in France.'  (I have referenced the total distance for the UK stages, from Helmsley to Dover, Kent.)

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Abbey Walks

Thixendale Walks

'There are a wide range of walks in the Thixendale area, loved by locals and visitors alike. The walks shown ... are graded by time, difficulty and best time of year. They include photos to help navigation.'

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The Village of Thixendale

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