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It’s Official Rosedale is one of the Friendliest Places to Walk

In the Yorkshire Post there is a lovely piece about the Walkers are Welcome Scheme .

We are proud to be part of this. Thank you to the numerous folks from our Rosedale community  who freely give their time to make it happen every year.

“Gary Verity, chief executive of the region’s tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire, hailed another reason to be proud of the county.

“Yorkshire is famous for its warm welcome and generous hospitality, and for yet another Yorkshire town to receive Walkers Are Welcome status goes to show that the county’s famous hello remains very much part of its charm.

“And now with 25 towns and villages across the county recognised by the Walkers Are Welcome scheme, Yorkshire is reigning supreme as one of the nation’s top destinations for ramblers, amblers and hikers.”

Rosedale is fully Walkers are Welcome accredited.

The Rosedale Walking Festival is in 13th & 14th June. Two days of walks led by volunteers from our community and who love the place!

Walks to be announced soon, though there is a sign on the village green advertising this wonderful community led event, and the festival is over two days, you can walk anytime you like on the numerous beautiful paths that cover our dale, anytime of the year.

If you want local knowledge, a local guide, enjoy Rosedale from a new perspective come along to one of the guided walks this June.

Walkers Are Welcome Festival 15 September

Sadly, Walk 4 had to be cancelled at the last minute, but Walk 3, the History Walk, set off on Sunday afternoon with ten intrepid adventurers defying the weather forecast to walk to Thorgill via the ‘lost houses’ at Ratten Row and then climb up to the mine entrances at Sheriff’s Pit near Medd’s Farm.

There was some heavy rain, but thanks to good planning the group were visiting the old pit pony stables at Medd’s Farm at the time, so were able to take shelter and enjoy a welcome cup of tea kindly provided by Sue Atkinson, while waiting for the showers to pass by.

Sheltering in the stables with Sue Atkinson

Sheltering in the stables with Sue Atkinson

Up on the 'platform' at Sheriff's Pit, looking out towards Dalehead

Up on the ‘platform’ at Sheriff’s Pit, looking out towards Dalehead

Thanks also to Paul Grantham, Assistant Ranger at the NYMNP for acting as back marker and to Jay Morrison, our local Ranger for arranging to have heavy bracken and rushes on part of the track up to the mines entrances cut back before the walk.


Walkers are Welcome in Rosedale !

One of North Yorkshire’s most historic and beautiful villages, Rosedale Abbey, is celebrating after becoming the first village in the North York Moors National Park to gain Walkers are Welcome status.

It’s the latest of over 80 towns and villages nationwide to join the innovative community-led scheme, which aims to highlight areas which have demonstrated real commitment to making visits from walkers as enjoyable as possible.

Rosedale Abbey, located roughly midway between Pickering and Castleton, is famous for its spectacular views and wild walks.

To gain the status, village representatives had to undertake a challenging application process to prove their commitment, including measures taken to maintain existing walks in good condition, and facilities available to visitors.

The village is aiming to promote the scheme with a special stand at the annual Rosedale Show in August, which regularly attracts over 6,000 visitors, and a walking festival later in the year.

Catriona McLees, the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Head of Promotion and Tourism, said: “Visitor surveys show that walking is by far the most popular activity in the North York Moors, be it a short stroll or a longer hike up hill and down dale. Rosedale has plenty to offer all abilities and I’m sure this award will encourage many more to discover the wonderful walks that start from the village.”

Pic below by Paddy Chambers of the Steering Committee being presented the Certificate by Nigel Botting, Secretary of Walkers are Welcome.