North York Moors

Route: Littlebeck and Falling Foss

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 9th August 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.4 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

We parked in the small hamlet of Littlebeck and, after passing through a gate, walked along a delightful steep and wooded ravine, which is a nature reserve under the protection of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

There were sharp drops down the ravine at one or two places, which added interest

After about 1.5 miles we reached the impressive waterfall known as Falling Foss. There’s a small cafe close by so we dropped in for a cup of tea

Suitably refreshed, we carried on alongside May Beck until we reached a picnic area where we headed back to Littlebeck, through woodland and open fields, with occasional long distance views of the North Sea

It had been a really enjoyable ramble

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