Rivers and Dales

The vast plateau of the North York Moors are sliced open by deep valleys and dales, classically glaciated and full of interest both for geographers and those interested in the workings of man. There is much to explore in the dales, attractive small villages, farmland and old historical buildings are typical as are the hidden wooded glades which make them so appealing. One of the best ways of exploring at least a few of the dales is via the Goathland to Pickering steam railway...try it.

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Hidden Harwood Dale

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  • Peaceful walking in a quiet dale
  • Visit the church (new and remains of)  and quirky pub
  • Dodge the bikers in the forest section

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Miles
7.5

Dalby Forest Walk

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  • Easy walking in the forest
  • Exploration of Thornton Dale
  • Choose your own forest dale to walk in

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Miles
7.5

Grosmont & Goathland

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  • Take the Rail Trail through the valley
  • Return via the high moors
  • Combine the villages of Grosmont & Goathland

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Miles
6.5

Ash Dale from Helmsley

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  • Explore two pleasant dales
  • Good walking on excellent paths
  • Start in the market town of Helmsley

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Miles
9.5

A Taste of Dalby Forest

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  • Low level walk through farm & forest
  • Attractive setting along Thornton Dale
  • Thornton-le-Dale is a pretty village

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7.5

Steam trains from Pickering

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  • Start on the North York Moors railway
  • Walk combines woodland and open valleys
  • Levisham is an attractive village

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Miles
6.5

Villages of the Esk Valley

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  • Explore the Esk Valley
  • Visit a number of small villages
  • Enjoy a train ride which is good value

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Miles
5.5

Levisham & Lockton

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  • Walk between Levisham & Lockton
  • Deep valleys and woodland
  • Steam railway passes by the walk

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Miles
5.5

Cod Beck Reservoir & the High Road

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  • Lovely circuit of the reservoir
  • Take in the views above Osmotherley
  • Picnic at the bridge near Sheepwash

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Miles
5.5

Scarborough Sea Cut

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  • A Scarborough inland walk
  • Lovely woodlands
  • Along the ‘cut to the sea’

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