Moors over Glaisdale

  • Lovely moorland walking
  • A typical dale within the North York Moors
  • Visit the bridge at Carr End

Glaisdale is for walkers! The village itself is built upon a steep slope above the river Esk. The moorland path that leads up Glaisdale Rigg holds great memories for me as crawled up its slopes after a long first day on the Coast to Coast, it is a an excellent path with outstanding views along the Esk Valley and all the way to the North Sea.

A certain amount of tarmac walking is necessary on the return through Glaisdale (the valley) but at least the road provides excellent views, is quiet and countryside living is laid out all around. Even arriving at Glaisdale (the village) a steep walk is needed to find the Arncliffe Arms, worth it though. 

Recommend: I would have like to include the bridge at Carr End in the walk so after a relaxing pint or meal at the Arncliffe Arms take the short stroll down to the Esk. This is however best visited on the Esk Valley walk.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 775055. Park in the centre of Glaisdale walk north (up) to the crossroads and take the left hand lane which soon ends at a junction. Follow the path opposite.
Height to Climb: 267 ms (876 feet)
Terrain: A good moorland path for the first 3 months ends at a quiet road, Tarmac for the remainder of the walk.
Eating & Drinking: The Arncliffe Arms sits a few hundred metres from the steep centre of Glaisdale - downhill going, uphill on the wy back!
Similar Walks Nearby: A visit to the Fryup Dales
Grosmont & Goathland
Farndale & High Blakey Moor
Places to Stay:


Bank House Farm & Bunk, Glaisdale