Explore the Temple Moore Trail by Car

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Bilsdale, the Esk Valley and the Central Moors

A leisurely day's driving on quiet roads, taking in the very best of Temple Moore and the central and western North York Moors. From Helmsley the route heads north up Bilsdale, via Rievaulx Abbey. It crosses the moors into Cleveland, then continues through the lush farmland of the Esk Valley....

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Bilsdale and the Cleveland Hills

A long, leisurely circuit through contrasting landscapes: the patchwork fields of the Cleveland Plain, the dramatic northern escarpment of the Cleveland Hills, and the verdant valleys of Bilsdale and Raisdale. The effortless downhill sections on either side of the Cleveland Hills are more than enough...

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Farndale and Rudland Rigg

High-level thrills abound on this rugged ridge route. A favourite with mountain-bikers, it features a lengthy ride along Rudland Rigg, the watershed between Farndale and Bransdale. The leafy back lanes of Farndale make a soothing contrast. There are Temple Moore churches at two natural stopping points...

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People

Vicar Gray

Vicar Gray, one of Temple Moore's greatest patrons and supporters, was a charismatic, maddening, inspiring, argumentative, endlessly energetic character who arrived like an earthquake in the small Yorkshire town of Helmsley...

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The Gilbert Scott Connection

Temple Moore's life and work were closely linked with the famous Gilbert Scott dynasty of architects. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–1878) was one of the leading figures of the early Gothic Revival and the most prolific architect of his age. His works spanned the British Empire. In England alone he designed 800 buildings and restored hundreds...

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