Total distance covered; 90 miles (144kms)
7 days walking based in Whitby
This 144kms (90 miles) 'circular' walk through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, explores some of the most outstanding moorland scenery in the north of England. From Whitby it follows a meandering route inland along the valley of the River Esk with detours into Glaisdale, Great Fryup Dale, Baysdale, Westerdale, Kildale and Commondale. It crosses Glaisdale Moor, Guisborough Moor, Great Hograh Moor and High Danby Moor; and visits some of Yorkshire’s best known villages including Grosmont, Goathland, Kildale, Westerdale, Beck Hole, Egton Bridge and Glaisdale.
Highlights include Whitby's 199 steps leading to the clifftop abbey, the views down into Saltwick Bay from the clifftop, the tearoom at Grosmont railway station, the expanse of purple heather covering Goathland Moor and Danby High Moor, Mallyon Spout Waterfall, the wonderful 360º views from Danby Beacon, the ancient bridge on the site of Baysdale Abbey, the views into Rosedale from Rosedale Head, arriving at the isolated Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge, and spotting the steam trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The dates in early September should see the heather in full bloom.
Holiday Options 2023
Day 1: Whitby to Grosmont 13 miles (21kms)
Day 2: Grosmont to Beck Hole 14 miles (22kms)
Day 3: Beck Hole to Danby 15 miles (24kms)
Day 4: Danby to Kildale 13 miles (21kms)
Day 5: Kildale to Blakey Ridge 13 miles (21kms)
Day 6: Blakey Ridge to Egton Bridge 12 miles (19kms)
Day 7: Egton Bridge to Whitby 10 miles 16kms)
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