Wainstones Walk

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

Some of the most spectacular views in the whole National Park unfold as you cross the heights of Cold Moor, en route to the magnificent rock crags known as the Wainstones.  This 8-mile circuit makes a challenging day out, but you are amply rewarded for your efforts, whether it's watching rock-climbers tackle the crags, sampling one of the most thrilling sections of the Cleveland Way National Trail, or skirting Urra Moor on your return - the latter is the highest point in the North York Moors.  This is a fabulous moorland walk, with lots of high points - in every respect!

  • Distance:     8 miles (13 km)
  • Duration:     5 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty:     a strenuous walk with plenty of ups and downs