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Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk

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Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk is a 6.8 kilometer loop trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 236 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


bird watching



A circular walk from the village of Grosmont in the North York Moors, North Yorkshire. This is a pretty walk beginning on the old railway track bed, before continuing through woods and out on to the edge of the moors. Your pooch is free to be off the lead most of the time. If you are a fan of Steam or are one of those riding the nostalgia wave, then the start and finish at Grosmont will be a treat. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway station has a platform cafe and you can take your pooch on a steam train ride too! The walk retraces part of the original Whitby to Pickering railway built by George Stephenson and opened in 1836 as a horse drawn tramway. After being sold to George Hudson the so-called Railway King in 1845, the line was upgraded to use steam locomotives, before being superseded by what is now the NYMR 20 years later. The walk has several steady gradients plus one steep climb on the road out of Beck Hole. The paths are mainly firm, but can get muddy towards the end of the walk. You will need to negotiate two single stiles (both with dog gates) plus one double stile (which dogs may need a lift over). There are also several gates, footbridge and steps on route. One stretch of the walk crosses pastures that may be holding sheep. Please keep your dog on the lead when sheep are about, on the small section of road walking and at the station, other than that, there are plenty of opportunities to have a good romp and a swim. Allow 2.5 hours.

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