Exploring Stokesley with the 'Stokesley Trail'
Some of Stokesley's attractions are well recognised such as its popular Friday Market, the variety of shops, its Yorkshire Market Town character and the secluded charm of Levenside. However, there are other attractions that need to be explored to be appreciated.
In the nineteenth century, Stokesley changed from the foremost town in the area to a relative backwater, as its industries declined and Middlesbrough became the focus for development. We gain from this, as many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings remain relatively unchanged, retaining their original character. They are now protected by being listed by English Heritage.
Produced by the Stokesley Society the "Stokesley Trail" helps you to discover many interesting and delightful features as you explore the town with walks of interest. It looks at old buildings from the medieval to the modern and how Stokesley has developed over the years. In the book are maps of the town to help you find your way around and the walk starts outside the Town Hall. It is available at £1.99 from The Yorkshire Store, and also from the Parish Council Office in the Town Hall.
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- Levenside, 30 mins (approximately)
- Riverslea, 40-50 mins (approximately)
- Neasham Lane, 30-40 mins (approximately)
- Springfield & Meadowfield, 40 mins (approximately)
- Ellerbeck Way, 40 mins (approximately)
- The Waterside, 60 mins (approximately)
A free pack of healthy walks route cards for short healthy walks around Stokesley are now available at various outlets in the town including the library or as a free download from this website
The Lyke Wake Walk
This route is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire Moors beginning to the north of Osmotherley, traversing the hills above Stokesley and finishing at Ravenscar on the north east coast, a distance of approximately 40 miles.
See the Route page of the New Lyke Wake Walk Club website for more information.
The Coast to Coast Walk
This is a 190 mile route crossing the North of England. It was devised by renowned walker and writer Alfred Wainwright and has become one of the most inspiring long distance walks in the world.
Undoubtedly some of England's finest spectacular lake and mountain scenery. Starting beside the Irish Sea at St Bees in Cumbria, you have wonderful walking through the mountains and lakes of the Lake District, across the Pennines and down Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. The North York Moors await you above Stokesley and beyond the north east coast at Robin Hoods Bay.
See the Coast to Coast Walk page of the Rambler's Association website for more information.
Walking on the North York Moors
For details of routes, links to other trails on the internet, waymarking and public transport information,
visit the Walking Page on the North York Moors National Park website.
North Yorkshire Walking Group Guides
For route descriptions of short walks around towns and villages, as well as Helmsley to Rievaulx,
visit the Walking Guide Page of the Yorkshire Moors and Coast website.