Explore the Temple Moore Trail by Bus & Train

With a little forward planning a number of places on the Temple Moore Trail are easily reached using bus and train travel.

The Moorsbus runs on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. There are several Moorsbus routes and it will take you all over the North York Moors, all day, for a very reasonable fare. An added attraction is you can flag it down on it's route. The timetable sensibly includes local taxi numbers as well.

The Esk Valley Railway runs from Middlesbrough to Whitby and is a good connector for the northern Temple Moore Trail locations. St Cuthberts and St Columba in Middlesbrough, St Mary in Nunthorpe , St Hilda in Danby and St James in Lealholm are all at stops on the line.

-Try this suggested bike route in combination with the train.

-The Esk Valley Railway also stops at Grosmont, the terminus for the steam trains of the North York Moors Railway

-You can take bikes on both the Esk Valley and NYMR trains.

Regular bus services that run to or near to locations on the Temple Moore Trail can be found at www.yorkshiretravel.net. Helmsley for example has bus connections to York, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, Thirsk, Northallerton and Hull.

-Try this suggested walking route in Farndale.

Travel from further afield:


For Middlesbrough: From the South change at Leeds or York, and from the North change at Darlington.

For Thirsk: Trains run to Thirsk from Leeds, York, London, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

If you cycle from Thirsk be prepared for a climb — one route takes you up Boltby Bank, included in the famous Ryedale Rumble!


The Coastliner bus runs from Leeds and York to Scarborough www.yorkshirecoastliner.co.uk

Explore the Trail

Try These Routes

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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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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