Outdoor Leisure Map No OL27 - North York Moors (East)
This walk takes in sections of
the North Yorkshire Moors, and the walker should therefore be fully
prepared in that respect. Although most of the walk is on well defined
tracks and footpaths, there are a couple of sections where the footpath
is NOT clear.
In clear weather, this walk is highly rewarding as regards views.
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above
(Overlay made with Version 4 of Memory Map)
Start from Lealholm village car
Leave the car park and turn right along the minor road that leaves Lealholm
for Teesside and Whitby. There is an ancient paved trod in sections
of the footpath that follows this road uphill. Where the road forks,
continue along the moorland path due North.
At NZ7657808729, the footpath crosses an ancient trod. Just by the crossing
point is a vertical stone with "JH 1869" carved on it.
Continue along the pathin a North Westerly direction until you meet
the shooters' track at NZ7641209074. Continue on the shooters' track
in a Westerly direction for a couple of miles, until you come to Danby
Beacon at NZ7360709275.
From here, walk downhill along the minor road in a South Westerly direction,
until you come to the footpath at NZ7248208632. Follow this footpath
into Danby. (Warning, - the footpath signs are NOT present in parts,
and you MUST use your map and compass).
Walk down to the Moors Centre at NZ7164508390.
From the Moors centre, take the minor road towards Lealholm. Follow
the clearly marked Esk Valley Walk signs that direct you to a footpath
about 1/4 mile along this road.
Continue along a farm track until you meet a minor road, and head in
an Easterly direction along this road for a very short distance. Where
the Esk Valley Walk sign points up another farm track at NZ7254108007
walk North until you meet the minor road.
Follow this minor road East for a couple of miles, until you come to
the footpath (at NZ7610308757) that returns you to Lealholm.