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Esk Valley Walk: Egton to Whitby is a 8.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 928 ft Route type Point to Point
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A linear walk following part of the Esk Valley Walk, a Regional Route long distance path in the North York Moors, the return leg being completed by train. The walk largely follows the route of the River Esk and the train line through the base of the river's valley taking in the rolling hills, quiet lanes and agricultural fields that cover the region. The route has several climbs and descents throughout and the paths (through woodland and fields) can get very muddy after periods of rain. There are 7 stiles (some of which are tall with enclosed fence surrounds so dogs may need a lift over) and lots of gates and flights of steps along the way. Near the start of the walk you will cross the River Esk via a series of stepping stones (although you can omit this part if you wish). You will be sharing the paths and fields with a whole array of animals: sheep, cattle, goats, geese, hens, turkeys and donkeys - so take particular care with dogs. You will also need to cross the rail line several times at un-signaled crossings so keep children and dogs under close control at these points. There are public toilets in Egton near the start of the walk. Approximate time 5 hours.

The walk starts from Egton rail station. If you are coming by car it is easiest to park in Whitby and take the train to Egton to begin the walk. Rail services on this line (Whitby to Middlesbrough) are very limited so check timetables to plan your day. There is a rail car park immediately in front of Whitby Station, or a long-stay pay and display car park just 300 yards further along Langbourne Road. Approximate post code YO21 1YN.

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Bob Christie
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Mr Peter Bailes
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very nice waik hard to get lost as signposts have salmon symbol on them river and rail line close to walk

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Mr Peter Bailes
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Hi Another lovely walk instructions spot on again also the esk valley walk from castleton to grosmont is also very nice there are plenty of animals en-route and its close to railway and river esk regards bailes