Tabular Hills Walk

Tabular Hills satrt in Helmsley

Links with the Ebor Way and The Cleveland Way stage 1 in Helmsley and The Cleveland Way stage 8 on the coast near Scalby

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL26 North York Moors - Western area

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL27 North York Moors - Eastern area


stage 1 Helmsley to Gillamoor

17 kilometres / 10.5 miles approx walking time 4 hours

sheltered housing estatealley leaving Helmsleyentering Helmsley Cricket Club ground

The path out of Helmsley goes along the left hand side of a small sheltered housing estate before opening out to the side of the Helmsley Cricket Club.

Helmsley Cricket Clubleaving Helmsley Cricket Club

Continue straight along the tarmac path to a swing gate in the corner.

first field gatebarrier in front of gate

The path should go right along the fence to the corner and then left along the fence again to the far corner to go through a field gate and walk along the left hand fence to the next corner.

grass field towards Ash Daleentrance to Ash Dale

Go left here into another grass field with a wide path heading to the woods. The path narrows into the wood, going through another gate before emerging onto a wide forest track.

Ash Dale guidepostAsh Dale

A signpost shows the direction of the walk towards Carlton. The track is followed for approx 2 kilometres past a wild flower meadow on the right.

Signpost leaving Ash Daleclimbing out of Ash Dale

The track starts to rise before the route turns back on itself and climbs up through the woods and out onto Keld Lane to join the minor road coming out of Carlton.

wild flowers

start of Keld LaneKeld Lane end

road leaving Carlton

Turn left and walk along the road

approaching Northfield Lane grazing field beyond Northfield Lane

The farm track eventually meets Northfield Lane. Cross the lane and go through the gate opposite into a grazing field and keep to the right hand side before passing through a footpath gate.

entering PinderdalePinderdale

Go left descending into Pinderdale Howl and then right along a well defined path into the bottom of the dale.

further into Pinderdaleexit from Pinderdale

The path ascends up the other side crossing a forest track and continue to go up through the wood to reach a field gate.

crossing minor roadtowards howldale

The route now follows the field hedge to another minor road. Cross the road and descend towards the wood.

through Howldale Woodshowldale lane

Go directly into and straight through the wood, climbing up to Howldale Lane.

Nawton Gate 1Nawton Gate 2

Follow the lane directly in front of you past Nawton Tower and its gates until it reaches a T Junction with another minor road.

continue along laneturn right into Skiplam Lane

Turn left here and walk down Skiplam Road for approx 2 kilometres before the Tabular Hills Walk leaves to the left along a wide track to the top edge of the wood  above Kirk Dale.

Skiplam LaneTrack leaving Skiplam Lane

Turn right along the edge of the wood.


stage 2 Gillamoor to Levisham

26 kilometres / 16.2 miles 6 hours 5 mins

Royal Oak Inn Gilamoor sun dial Gilamor

View from Gillamoor 

Keble description of view St Aidans Church Gillamoor 

church entrance St Aidans Church 

muddy track from Gillamoor farm track 

track down to mill path diversion 

track over mill race bridge over race 

gentle slope up corner of field stile in corner of field 

towards tree and telegraph pole stile tree 

towards field corner bridge in field corner leading to steps 

path leaves track directional post through bracken field 


stage 3 Levisham to Scalby

32 kilometres / 20 miles 6 hours 45 mins

looking back down the Hole of Horcum

grass track upto road signpost to Crosscliffe 

tarmac farm track entrance to Newgate Foot Farm



The Cottage Gillamoor

The Moors Inn Appleton le Moors



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