May Beck and Sneaton High Moor Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4-5.5h
Distance
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11.6 km
Elevation
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671 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The May Beck and Sneaton High Moor Walk is an intermediate length trail in North York Moors National Park that will give you a great insight into the rugged terrain that makes this area so unique. While out walking the trail, you will climb uphill alongside May Beck and make your way across the barren expanse of the moor, enjoying a commanding view that takes in the surrounding moorlands and stretches out to the coast on a clear day. The high moor here is exposed to the elements, so make sure to come prepared with adequate gear and clothing for the conditions.

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Route Description for May Beck and Sneaton High Moor Walk

Featuring gorgeous views across the North York Moors and rugged terrain throughout, the May Beck and Sneaton High Moor Walk is a true adventure that will allow you to experience the true nature of this fascinating landscape. You will need sturdy walking boots, ideally some that are water-resistant, to better traverse the soggy terrain of the moor.

Setting out from the car park, you will head to the southwest along the banks of May Beck and climb uphill through conifer plantations to access the rough landscape of the moor. Once there, you will loop around the barren moor and take in stunning views across the park, continuing on to reach the southernmost point of the route at Stoney Leas. Turning to the northeast, you will head back across the moor and skirt around the edge of a forest before descending the hillside on the return into the car park where you began.

Getting to the May Beck and Sneaton High Moor Walk Trailhead

To get to the trailhead for the May Beck and Sneaton High Moor walk from Ruswarp, head southeast on High Street/B1416 for 3.0 mi and make a slight right onto May Bank Farm Trail. In 1.6 mi, turn right to enter the car park.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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