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Osmotherley stands on slightly elevated ground on the western edge of the North York Moors. To the north rise the whaleback Cleveland Hills, while to the south are the softer Hambleton Hills. It's now a popular walking centre for hikers on the Cleveland Way National Trail or Lyke Wake Walk, but many of the cottages were originally built in the early 19th century to house the growing number of workers in the local quarries and textile industry. Also three public houses, fabulous fish & Chip Shop and local store.

Whorlton & Swainby



A pretty village nestled below the north western edge of the moors. Swainby's most distinctive feature is Scugdale Beck, flowing through the middle of the village, with a road on each side of the beck. Whorlton Castle is a ruined medieval castle situated near the abandoned village of Whorlton. It was built in the early 12th century as a Norman motte-and-bailey associated with the nearby settlement.

Sheepwash & Codbeck



Sheepwash is a popular tourist spot in the North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England. It is located on Cod Beck which flows into Cod Beck Reservoir near Osmotherley.Cod Beck Reservoir is a renowned beauty spot and often very popular so I suggest taking the high level Cleveland Way to Scarth Nick and the beginning of the walk.  Take in the excellent views before returning to the bridge at Sheepwash and approaching the reservoir via the western shores – prettier on a good woodland path.

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