Thornton le Dale

Thornton le Dale

North York Moors

Route: Thornton le Dale and Dalby Forest

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 4th September 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 12.2 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

We parked in the picture postcard village of Thornton le Dale and walked out alongside the road to Pickering. After a short distance we joined a footpath leading across fields into Howl Dale Wood

Our route then took us into Dalby Forest where we looked around the visitor centre and had some refreshments

We left the forest via an easy track beside Thornton Beck. The beck was our constant companion for the rest of the walk, following us down through the woods, into pastures and fields and finally back into Thornton le Dale. A couple of miles before reaching the village we’d been thrilled to see a kingfisher

We wandered around the beautiful village before setting off back home, and on the way back we reflected on the great walking opportunities in North Yorkshire. In the last 4 days we’d enjoyed 4 wonderful walks, and clocked up nearly 40 miles. In all that time, we’d only seen a handful of people along the way. It had been a fantastic short break at Derwent View

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