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Northallerton Group

We are the Northallerton Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Walk from the Village Southwest via Broad gate farm and Dale Head Farm up to the main Blakey Road. Cross over the main road and head down to Stormy Hall, where we follow the Esk Valley Walk route for a short while before heading towards Danby church. We walk North along the minor road (Wandell's lane) and circle the Howe hill (from where we'll hopefully have good views of Castleton), before heading across fields and moorland to Westerdale Moor, John Breckon Road and return to Westerdale.

The walk is undulating in places and involves walking across fields, moorland tracks and minor roads, with some mud in places. There are 6 stiles, which are mostly in good order.

 

Thursday, 11 April 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15.3km / 9.5mi
Ascent:
484.9m / 1591ft
Type:
circular

BOOKING ESSENTIAL at:

https://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk/walking/walks-program.html

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NZ 66476 05874
Nearest postcode:
YO21 2DT
what3words:
shippers.engaging.stall
Start time:
9:30 am

Please note that the access roads to Westerdale are mostly moorland single track roads, the road from Castleton direction being the widest road. Note that the road from the North goes via a water splash at Hob Hole- caution should be exercised here if we've had lots of rain and the stream is swollen-use the alternative route from the Castleton direction then. Free Parking at roadside in Westerdale village- please avoid the white lines on the roadside, but there is plenty of room. Toilets are available at the village hall car park.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking