Explore the hidden dry valleys around Fridaythorpe

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Fridaythorpe is the best place to explore the characteristic dry valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. The network of dry valleys, known locally as ‘dales’ or ‘slacks’, which dissect the Yorkshire Wolds plateau, offer fantastic opportunities to experience peace and tranquility.
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way, Fridaythorpe
    Yorkshire Wolds Way, Fridaythorpe

Make a pilgrimage from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey

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Follow in the footsteps of Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, one of Yorkshire’s most famous abbots, on this historic walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey. The route takes in magnificent woodland, the valley of Blackdale Howl and stunning views from the top of Jinny York Bank.
  • Make a pilgrimage from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey © Mike Kipling
    Make a pilgrimage from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey © Mike Kipling
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