Levisham & Lockton

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

I am always a little surprised by the deep valleys which make walking on the moors more of an effort than anticipated. I never learn and this walk was no different. However the effort on the legs provides a feast for the eyes; wonderfully attractive valleys and some good views from the higher ground providing a walk of character and interest.

The dell near St Mary’s Church provided the highlight for me, exploring the villages may provides the highlight for others. The site of a steam train is always a pleasure whilst a short or longer stop at the Fox and Rabbit breaks up the middle of the walk. Most walks around the Lockton area are thoroughly enjoyable but be prepared, the valleys are deep and the climbs out of them are tough!

Recommend: The woods between Levisham & Lockton can be a little dense in high summer – careful with the shorts!

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: SE 833906 I started my walk in Levisham but it is just as good to start at the pub at the Fox & Rabbit. I always enjoy a pub/cafe at the end.
Height to Climb: 260 ms (853 feet)
Terrain: There are 3 short sharp cliffs and descents on the walk but all on good paths
Eating & Drinking: Two pubs are passes enroute, the Horseshoe Inn at Levisham and the Fox and Rabbit
Similar Walks Nearby: Visiting Malo Cross
Steam Train from Pickering
The Hole of Horcum
Places to Stay: Eden House, Pickering