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    Cuddy Lane Circular Walk


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    Walking the Cuddy Lane Circular Trail is a great adventure in the North York Moors that features a good variety of terrain and some scenic views across the landscape. While out on the trail, you will traverse the open fields around Osmotherley and climb uphill through the forest to reach the summit of Beacon Hill before skirting around the shores of the Cod Beck Reservoir. This is a great walking route that the entire family will be able to enjoy.

    Route Description for Cuddy Lane Circular Walk

    Featuring beautiful views across North York Moors National Park and little in the way of challenging terrain, the Cuddy Lane Circular Walk is a great excursion to get the family on the trails and exploring the outdoors. Navigation in some areas can be a bit tricky, so a trail map or GPS could come in handy.

    Setting out from the village of Osmotherley, you will head to the northwest across the open fields and likely encounter some free-roaming cows as you climb up the hillside. After making your way through a tranquil stretch of forest, you will arrive at the summit of Beacon Hill and have some nice views of the surrounding landscape.

    Keeping on to the northeast for a short distance, you will turn to the southeast and keep a wall on your right, as you head downhill across the moor to reach the shores of Cod Beck Reservoir. After taking in the views across the water, continue to the southwest along the trail until you arrive back at your starting point in Osmotherly.

    Getting to the Cuddy Lane Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Cuddy Lane Circular Walk from Northallerton, head north on Brompton Road/A684 for 1.1 km and take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Stokesley Road, following it for 8.0 km. Make a right onto Clack Lane and continue on for 1.3 km, keeping straight onto W End. Follow this for 0.3 km and turn left onto N End for 0.2 km before making another left onto Grant CLose. After 61 m, you will arrive at the trailhead.

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