The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3.5-5h
Distance
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11.9 km
Elevation
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559 m
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The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk

The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk is an exhilarating adventure in North York Moors National Park that will expose you to the unique geology and stunning vistas of the region. While out walking the trail, you will traverse the undulating landscape and pass by the giant weathered sandstone rocks known as the Wainstones before taking in the breathtaking views from atop Cringle Moor. This truly is a spectacular trail that is suitable for casual and seasoned walkers alike.

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Route Description for The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk

A breathtaking adventure filled with interesting geological formations, fun terrain, and stunning views, The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk is an amazing trail that should be on everyone's list. Regardless of the aim of your walk, you can rest assured that an afternoon spent on this trail will leave you feeling a sense of achievement and satisfaction at having traversed the undulating terrain to experience the beautiful landscape of the North York Moors.

Setting out from the car park, you will head to the west and immediately begin climbing up the rugged hillside to reach the summit of White Hill. From here, you will continue along the trail towards the large sandstone formation known as the Wainstones, which is a popular spot for rock climbers in the area.

After exploring the area, keep on to the west and traverse the undulating landscape, eventually working your way around the somewhat barren terrain of Cringle Moor to experience sweeping views of the surrounding terrain. Once you have taken in the views, follow the path back to the east, once again traversing the hilly landscape on the return to the car park.

Getting to the The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for The Wainstones and Cringle Moor Walk from Stokesley, head southeast on B1257 for 4.4 mi and turn left to enter the car park.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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