Goathland, Mallyan Spout, and the Roman Road

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North York Moors National Park

Goathland, Mallyan Spout, and the Roman Road is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Goathland, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length8.1 miElevation gain1,282 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingRunningRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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Start this circular walk in the small town of Goathland, made famous by its appearance in the TV drama "Heartbeat". Head northwest to Beck Hole and turn left onto a path that follows Wheeldale Beck. Soon, you will arrive at Mallyan Spout, a beautiful waterfall that is the tallest in North York Moors National Park. Continue along the trail that follows the beck in the southwest direction towards the Roman Road. Follow the path to Wheeldale Road, where you will turn left and walk along the road for a short distance before turning left to get back on the trail. You will then cross the Wheeldale Beck again and make your way north along the moor towards Goathland.

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George Milner
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Joanne Hickson
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Lou Warburton
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HikingMuddy

Really nice walk, with fantastic views. As others have said make sure you have a good pair of walking boots on for ankle support as the terrain is uneven in parts. Not ideal for dog walking If you like your pooch to be off the lead and running around due to the number of sheep throughout the route. The car park in Goathland is £3.50 for the full day for a car, but I believe you can park on the grass verge near the mallyan spout Hotel for free. As others have noted the route around mallyan spout is very muddy and uneven ground, at parts I was scrambling across the rocks and river edge. The map was fairly easy to follow, for the main part, the only part I found a little disorientating was around the roman Road, the route takes you up through the fields and onto the quiet tarmacced Road before dropping you back through the fields to the roman road. This route drops you onto a farm track with a couple of locked gates. The roman road goes off to the left avoiding the locked gates and the farm track ( these gates currently have a red plastic sign saying 'shut' on them.) Other then that this route is lovely and the views across the moors are stunning.

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Len Co
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Really enjoyed this walk, great mix of terrain made for a great little adventure. Some parts very muddy and some narrow paths and steep drops.

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Sharon Elston
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Thea Burden
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Absolutely gorgeous! I can't tell you how beautiful this walk is in Spring. Few things it'll be helpful to know is that the waterfall area gets very busy (far from ideal at the moment!), some of the moorland paths no longer exist due to fire damage (not a huge problem; just follow the parallel path and keep checking your map) and it's quite uphill most of the route. I would say it's a challenging route and I'm perfectly fit and healthy in my 20s. Make sure you have good boots and bring supplies cause you'll need them. All of that said, it's genuinely one of the best walks I've ever done in my life with stunning scenery, including rare nesting birds and gorgeous natural river, falls and stream. Definitely go for it!!

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Katie Fowler
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Josh G
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Paul Joyce
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gary Jackson
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Ellie Sparrowe
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Katie Johnson
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Dolf Moerkens
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