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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

lealholm

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The Esk Valley walk is the basis for a linear walk I took with the aim of exploring some of the pretty villages nearby. Taking the train from Grosmont to Lealholm (good value) I returned via Glaisdale, Egton, Egton Bridge and then Grosmont itself – in my opinion the best villages along the Esk Valley. The landscape by the River Esk is also at its best in this section with some lovely woodland in Arncliffe Woods and more open walking further up the valley. There is also time to enjoy little detours, I can recommend a walk in to Glaisdale and Egton but also the woodlands south of Delves and if you have time and energy Stone Cross hill near Egton Bridge.

Recommend: Always best to take the train first and then walk back – there is then no stress about missing it!

Transport: The train departs Grosmont at 9 am and 12.45 Mon to Sat and 10.30 on Sunday till the end of 2013.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 828053. Grosmont. Parking is available 100 metres from the train station. The line splits at Grosmont - beware!
Height to Climb: 101 ms (331 feet)
Terrain: The Esk Valley walk is followed all the way from Lealholm to Grosmont - good paths therefore.
Eating & Drinking: Difficult to know where to start here but there are good pubs in Lealholm, Egton Bridge, Glaisdale and Grosmont.
Similar Walks Nearby: Waterfalls of Goathland
Moors over Glaisdale
Whitby Abbey & the coast
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Comments

  1. James Campbell says:

    Trains are now 9.02 and 12.32 Mon to Sat. None on Sunday. Pre-booking online (even the previous day) can save around 40%.

    I agree with your assessment of the walk. An alternative is to catch the train at Ruswarp and come back along the Esk Valley Walk from Egton Bridge, Glaisdale or Lealholm (depending on legs and lungs), only calling in at Grosmont if in need of food.

    I enjoy your site. Thanks.

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