Hole of HorcumM020
- Interesting & popular walk
- Contrast of exposed moorlands & deep valleys
- Start at the village of Levisham
A walk through the Hole of Horcum is a walk through a geographical masterpiece. Some describe it as a fist, others as a scoop and I certainly felt something more than the traditional explanation that it is the centre of a geological fault should explain the steep sides and smooth valley bottom of the Hole of Horcum. I actually prefer walking along the moors from Levisham before dropping steeply in to the Hole than starting off at the popular car park. There is something magical about the valley floor which conjures up another age and I would certainly recommend a visit ti anyone in the area.
Recommend: Starting at Levisham there is a temptation to follow the valley bottom all the way back but this does take you in to dense woodland which can severely damage the legs of anyone out in shorts!
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors - Eastern area Buy Map|
|Start Point:||SE 833907. Pass the Horeshoe Inn to the right and head up the lane|
|Height to Climb:||150 ms (492 feet)|
|Terrain:||Excellent woodland tracks and paths in the valley bottom. Just avoid the path through the woods near Levisham.|
|Eating & Drinking:||The Horeshoe Inn at Levisham is an excellent country inn to finish your walk at whilst there is a refreshment van at the Hole of Horcum car park|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||Waterfalls of Goathland
Visiting Malo Cross
The villages of Levisham & Lockton
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