Sutton Bank & the Killburn White Horse - Moors on Wheels
This walk starts from the National Park Centre at Sutton Bank
Once described by James Herriot as the finest view in England, so what better place to start your adventure. Head off along the new pathway running adjacent to the mountain bike trail before turning right and head towards the main A170, (take great caution as you cross the road and join the Cleveland Way at the junction with the A170 and High Town Bank Road. The route then skirts Roulston Scar, where ancient tribes dating back to 400BC roamed this impressive plateau.
Experience some of the most stunning views across the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Dales. From the plateau we move on to the top of the famous White Horse of Kilburn, the largest of its kind in Britain, designed and financed by local businessman Thomas Taylor in 1857. We then do a reciprocal route back towards the centre but re-join the Cleveland Way having crossed the main A170 for a second time, the route heads off to the view point where James Herriot was so impressed with the magnificent views. We then follow the path back to the National Park Centre and some well-deserved refreshments.
Start: Sutton Bank National Park Centre YO7 2EH
Distance: Short route 5k (3miles) Long route 9k (5miles
Difficulty: Easy going
What you will need:
In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer, it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of fitness. Unfortunately, young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Safety and the Weather
As the group leader, I am responsible for your safety and will be more attentive to your needs throughout, and may show more caution than individuals might when walking on their own.
II undertake continuous risk assessment, and may take the decision to change or modify walking plans at short notice. This most commonly occurs in bad weather conditions. I do lead walks in all weather, so long as it is safe to do so.