Waterfalls of GoathlandM047
- Two lovely waterfalls to visit
- Explore the open spaces of Goathland
- Pretty woodlands though much of the walk
It is easy to see why the producers of Heartbeat based their fictional village of Aidensfield on Goathland, a lovely, spacious village surrounded by some of the best countryside in the North Yorkshire Moors. Head off in any direction and it is a joy but for a relatively short walk I would suggest aiming for the waterfalls of Mallyan Spout and Thomason Foss, the former set in a deep gorge and having the highest single fall in the Moors district whilst the latter is set in a tranquil dell, again surrounded by woodland. Some of the walking is rough, particularly near Mallyan Spout, but well worth the effort – the whole experience enhanced by the periodic explosion of a train letting off steam.
Recommend: There can not be a more idyllic hamlet than that at Beck Hole, the best thing is there is a pub to enjoy as well!
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map|
|Start Point:||NZ 835013. Parking in Goathland. Head up towards the moors and Mallyan Spout to start.|
|Height to Climb:||171 ms (561 feet)|
|Terrain:||Rough through the gorge at Mallyan Spout but a good path elsewhere if a little hilly at times!|
|Eating & Drinking:||There is a choice of pubs and tea shops in Goathland but do not ignore the Birch Hall in at Beck Hole.|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||The Villages of the Esk Valley
High Sneaton Moor
Grosmont & Goatland
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