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Danby, Oakley Side and Clitherbeck is a 3.2 mile 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.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 616 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

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.

Danby is accessed via the A171 between Guisborough and Whitby. Follow the signs from the A171 south to the village of Danby and then follow the brown tourism signs for the Moors Centre. The walk starts from the pay and display car park for the Moors Centre on Lodge Lane. Danby rail station is about a one mile walk from the Moors Centre. Approximate post code YO21 2NB.

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Kate Colcutt
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Hiking

Lovely trail. Lots of sheep so dogs on lead most of the way. I recorded this walk on my Garmin and it said 3.3km! Exactly the same route.

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Jennifer M
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Hiking

Nice walk with some lovely views. You do cross through fields with horses, cows and moorland with sheep.

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Martin Brown
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Hiking

We’ll sign posted walk

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Ben Laville
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Nice steady one for the kids

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

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charlie easener
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Sarah Anderson
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Julia Drobyazko
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Chris Cane
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Eva Towner
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