Villages of the Esk Valley

  • Explore the Esk Valley
  • Visit a number of small villages
  • Enjoy a train ride which is good value

The Esk Valley provided the incentive for a one way 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. If you have some time for a detour there are plenty of options, 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 at present departs Grosmont at 9 am and 12.45 Mon to Sat and 10.30 on Sunday (please check though)

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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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