North York Moors

Route: Levisham and Newton Dale

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 22nd June 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 7.0 miles

Ascent: 750 feet

We parked at the Horseshoe Inn at Levisham, and before setting off popped in for a mid morning coffee – we would return later for something a bit cooler

We walked out of the village to join a lovely track known as Sleights Road which runs along the bottom of the valley first across fields and later through woodland above a sparkling stream

We then crossed the North Yorkshire Moors railway line to head back up north towards Newton Dale along East Brow Banks – a beautiful section, with occasional views of the steam trains as they chugged their way up and down the track

At the end of the Banks, we made a small detour to visit the attractive village of Newton on Rawcliffe, and then made our way to Levisham Station, which is worth a visit in its own right. By a stroke of good fortune, the steam train happened to pass through at the same time – a wonderful sight

We then walked through meadows and farmland back to Levisham village, and paid a return visit to the Horseshoe Inn to quench our thirst – a good way to celebrate the end of a wonderful walk

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