About the Temple Moore Trail

The Temple Moore Trail gives lovers of architecture and beautiful countryside the chance to get to know Moore and the Moors. 

There are more than 20 Temple Moore buildings in the Trail, all in or near the North York Moors.

The Temple Moore Trail app
Information, maps, tips for other notable places to visit and where to eat and drink nearby. The app works with or without signal. Pick one of the suggested routes, or make your own itinerary. There are suggested routes for walking, cycling, or driving.

The website has a wealth of information about Temple Lushington Moore's extraordinary legacy. Find out about Moore, his work, the Gothic Revival, and the people who supported him in Yorkshire, including the charismatic Vicar Gray of Helmsley. There are links to books and online articles.

Add photos and comments
Upload photos from the Trail direct from the app, or register and login to the website.
Comment on buildings in the Trail, highlight a typical Moore detail, or add some additional information for other users.

About the Temple Moore Trail
Several years ago a group of friends bought the tiny church of St Aidans at Carlton near Helmsley in the North York Moors. Last used as a church 15 years before, the roof was beginning to fail, putting at risk the Grade II* listed interior and fittings. Chickens from a neighbouring farm roamed happily in the overgrown surroundings, and bats and birds found a home there, but Moore's first solo building was slowly sliding into decay.

As St Aidans was brought back to life as a holiday let, we discovered the extent of Temple Moore's work in the moors. 

To our amazement we found that Temple Lushington Moore was one of the most famous church architects of his day, described by Gavin Stamp as 'arguably the greatest of all Victorian church architects'. He worked in some of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire, and was closely connected to the well-known Gilbert Scott dynasty. And yet, Moore's name and his work in the North York Moors are not well known - until now! 

We hope that you enjoy the website and app, and are able to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire landscape and discover these architectural gems.

Any day out is improved by local knowledge of where to eat and drink, so we have included some tips, and there are also suggestions for other places to visit near to each of the Temple Moore Trail locations.

Made with the assistance of:
The North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER
and North Yorkshire businesses
Save9 Ltd , Scarborough
Rural Creative , Pickering
Scribbledehobble, Richmond

Our thanks to Will and Stu at FE Productions.