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    Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk

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    13.2 km
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    287 m
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    Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk

    Walking the Lythe and Kettleness Circular is a great adventure in the northeast corner of North York Moors National Park that features beautiful views of the countryside and coast. While out walking the trail, you will traverse picturesque swathes of farmland and walk along the rugged coastal terrain to take in some beautiful views of the North Sea. While this route isn’t overly challenging, some sections are poorly marked and can make navigation a bit tricky.

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    Route Description for Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk

    If you are after a pleasant walk that features a nice mixture of countryside and coastal views, then the Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk will be a great adventure for you. Be sure to wear sturdy walking boots and keep your dog on a lead, as you will be traversing some open fields that will feature plenty of livestock!

    Setting out from the trailhead in Lythe, you will make your way to the southwest and pass through a beautiful stretch of woodland terrain on the way into East Barnaby, before turning to the northwest to traverse the open countryside. After making your way through a bit of forest with undulating terrain, you will meet up with the coast.

    From here, you will head to the east and walk along the water’s edge, passing through the village of Kettleness while taking in the stunning views across the North Sea. Continue following along the rugged coastal terrain as the path turns to the southeast, where you will enjoy some more views over the water, including Whitby to the southeast as you make the return into Lythe where you began the walk.

    Getting to the Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Lythe and Kettleness Circular Walk can be found in the village of Lythe next to the Lythe Cricket Club.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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