A new bench for Tinley Garth

Actually not a new one but the rather antiquated (well … rotten) bench on the corner of Tinley Garth and West End has been refurbished with some chunky wooden seating. Worn out parents walking their children to and fro the local primary school will doubtless find this a welcome improvement.

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Artist Profile: Chris Ware

Kirkby artist Christopher Ware is the country’s first professional Artist in Residence on a steam railway – the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. As a landscape and railway artist he lives and works in the heart of the North York Moors national park. He is best known for his watercolour railway paintings as well as his […]

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Video: North York Moors

Known as the gateway to the North York Moors, Kirkbymoorside is a great starting point for visiting our National Park. The Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites all of which are highlighed in this short video produced by the park authority. Visit the North York Moors […]

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Kirkby Pedallers – cycle rides for all

Kirkbymoorside makes an excellent base for cyclists. The town itself has ample facilities – good accommodation, range of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and take-aways. The roads around the town are quiet and the scenery is simply unrivalled. To the north of town is the grand sweep of the North York Moors, miles of unspoilt heather […]

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Event: Minim Music celebrate move with Open Day

ROCK BOTTOM PRICES Guitars, 1000+ Books, Stands, Strings, Accessories More than 50% off Bargain Basement Items Minim Music is a family run musical instrument retail business located in Kirkbymoorside and on Saturday July 10th they are having an Open Day, 11am – 5pm, at their new shop on Kirkby Mills Industrial Estate. Moving from the […]

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Kirkbymoorside featured in AA’s best scenic routes book

Part of the “Best Drives” series, this is a practical motoring guide from the AA. Useful for car touring, it is not just for independent travellers but also those who wish to know more about the chosen region. It is also illustrated with colour photographs throughout. The guide contains 30 circular tours, varying from 108 […]

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Night time in Kirkbymoorside

Our house looks down High Market Place and from my office I can see about as far down as the Post Office. On a peaceful evening and at a time like this, just gone 11.00pm, it is a lovely tranquil scene. The occasional car, for the most part, meanders slowly past every five minutes or […]

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Recycling in Kirkbymoorside

Ryedale District Council operates recycling banks for plastic bottles, glass, cans, paper, textiles, books and aluminium foil at the town site adjacent to the Primary School. This makes it really easy for parents to do their recycling whilst dropping their children off and is just off the main commuter route, the A170 – so let’s […]

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Kirkbymoorside from the air

If you live in Kirkbymoorside try moving the map around to locate your street then use the + or – signs to focus right in on your house – have fun!

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All Saints Church, Kirkbymoorside

Worship has continued at this site for over 1000 years through Saxon times and despite a Viking invasion. Today the church is an interesting mix of styles with the earliest remaining parts of the church dating from 1250. The porch and parvise room date from 1400, the roof from the 15th century, the tower from […]

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Kirkbymoorside Allotments

The allotments go from strength to strength. After the threat of plans to build houses on the site a few years ago was dropped and the long-term future of the site secured, members of the allotment association have worked hard to improve the facilities on the site. There is now a waiting list for a […]

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Manor Vale’s Ancient Ash

Ancient trees in Ryedale are being catalogued in an initiative by the district council to ensure their future is secured. One of these is a magnificent ash found at the northern edge of Manor Vale Woodland. Manor Vale is a narrow, Y-shaped dry valley cut into the Jurassic strata of the Tabular Hills which form […]

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Hunt is on for a new Kirkbymoorside bus shelter site

A NEW site is set to be sought for the controversial bus shelter in Kirkbymoorside’s town centre after strong opposition from residents over plans to build in the heart of the historic Market Place at Chisholm’s Monument. The town council heard from protesters that they were concerned about the impact of the shelter on the […]

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Castle Walls, Castlegate

The buried and standing remains of a late medieval hunting lodge. Neville Castle is believed to have replaced the moated manor house on Vivier’s Hill, 500m to the south east, as the main seat of the manor of Kirbymoorside which was held by the Neville family from the beginning of C15 until 1569, when it […]

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Kirkbymoorside Play Area

In recent years the town play area has been dramatically improved under the management of the voluntary, parent-led, Kirkbymoorside Play Areas Association. A new skate park, toddlers play area and activity trail was installed, followed by swings and a slide and, most recently, a superb climbing frame which now sits atop the site. Hopefully some […]

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A drive through Kirkby

Some American visitors have posted their drive-through film of the town on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.

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Bloomin’ lovely in Castlegate

The beautiful pink climbing roses that adorn the entrance to Mike & Gloria Bowshers’ High Hall home are wonderful at this time of the year. It was not surprising to see a young Ryedale student having her picture taken in front of them earlier this week wearing her ball gown prior to leaving for her […]

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New ideas wanted for former library

WE WANT your ideas! This was the message to Kirkbymoorside residents who packed Monday night’s town council meeting, objecting to plans by the authority to convert the former county council library in Church Street into a new home for the town council. The meeting was told that estimates ranging from £155,798 to £182,362 had been […]

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