Below are a few of my favourite local walks that incorporate (what I consider to be!) good viewpoints for landscape photography. The linked pages provide a route map, downloadable route description and .gpx route file (that may be used on your smartphone or tablet with applications such as the excellent Viewranger, or Google maps) and a set of images taken along the route. I hope to add a few more in due course!
Kildale Circular; 4.7 miles
A medium length circular walk, starting and finishing just outside the village of Kildale. Photographic highlights include several viewoints looking out over the Cleveland Hills escarpment, fine views of Roseberry Topping from Cockshaw Hill, woods that are particularly beautiful in autumn and a small waterfall.
Refreshments available at the Glebe Cottage (licensed!) cafe in Kildale
Goathland Waterfalls: 7.1 Miles
A circular route with a number of moderate climb and some potentially muddy riverside tracks. It visits four of the large waterfalls around Goathland, with many other smaller falls and rapids worth viewing. There are also good vantage points for the North Yorks Moors Railway, if you choose the correct times to see the trains. There is a nice combination of some moorland scenery near the start and finish with riverside paths through the centre section.
Refreshments available at several cafes in Goathland and at the Birch Hall Inn in Beck Hole
Around Roseberry Topping: 5.5 Miles
A circular walk around Roseberry Topping – avoiding the most popular routes! The woods at the start of the walk have a spectacular carpet of bluebells and wild garlic in spring, and glorious colour in autumn. They are criss-crossed by paths giving you plenty of opportunities to explore. After a short section on roads the route climbs onto the moors for a stretch, with fine open views, before dropping back down with a beautiful view of the back of Roseberry Topping – which is particular photogenic during autumn & winter sunsets.
Please Note: Walking without the proper preparation can be a dangerous undertaking. Information and downloads on this website are provided free of charge; it is each walker’s responsibility to check the material and use accordingly. My walk reports are not route guides and should not be treated as such. They are written with personal reflections of my walks. Always carry the appropriate maps and let someone know where you are going and expect to return