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High Sneaton Moor

November 9, 2018

Goathland is the base for a fine walk up High Sneaton Moor. Lilla Cross, Fylingdales and the excellent Eller Beck offer a great deal of interest. Visit the station at Goathland, home of Hogwarts.

The Walk

This is a wonderfully airy walk. Stride along the vast open spaces enjoying the far reaching views to the sea and a perfect start at the iconic village of Goathland. I completed this walk on a bright but showery day which was great for the views. However the approaching showers gave you plenty of time to prepare for them. Unfortunately I had left my jacket in the car.  Sprinting to the nearest partial shelter (including the cross) characterised my day.

From Goathland, Eller Beck has its own pretty valley but it is not long before you are up in the moors. Lillas Cross and the high point on High Sneaton Moor provide an exposed focus, as does the forestry to the north (do not go in to the forest – it is a confusing place)

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If this is your only walk from Goathland enjoy the extra mile to look at Mallyan Spout.

Navigation Tips on High Sneaton Moor

The tracks on the moors are clear. Much is on landrover tracks but the paths themselves are good which is a comfort if the weather is bad.

The path at the start of the walk does not follow Ella Beck, it is above the river. However it is worth a simple detour on a path a few hundred metres from the start that dips down to the beck, returning almost immediately.

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