Danby, Oakley Side and Clitherbeck

EASY 3 reviews

Danby, Oakley Side and Clitherbeck is a 5.1 kilometer loop trail located near Danby, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 5.1 km Elevation Gain: 188 m Route Type: Loop


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A fairly moderate circular walk from the Moors Centre at Danby in the heart of the North York Moors. The route heads out along the side of the Esk Valley on a quiet lane between pastures, before climbing up to join lanes and paths through the open moors for the return leg. There are stunning views across the moorland and valley throughout. The walk includes several long and fairly steep slopes both up and down. The paths are a mixture of field/moorland and quiet lanes, the former of which can get very muddy and boggy. There are four stiles on route - two of which have dog gates, but of the other two, one is a tall ladder stile and the other has wire fence surrounds so dogs will need a lift over. Some of the fields may be holding cattle and of course the moors are home to lots of sheep. There are public toilets at the visitor centre at the start of the walk. Approximate time 2 hours.

1 month ago

Nice steady one for the kids

3 months ago

A great little walk quite hard in parts as per instructions but still very enjoyable fantastic views all round regards bailes

Monday, June 06, 2016

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