HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Docs PicsHOMEPAGE for Esk Valley & North York MoorsThe Upper Esk Valley and Environs in North Yorkshire and the North York Moors National Park of Northern England

 Interesting places to visit, places to stay, good walking in the North York Moors National Park

Lots pleasant villages and walks in the Valley of the River Esk to the west of Whitby as it winds its way down from highest parts of the North York Moors.

Looking over Danby village down the Esk Valley towards Whitby.

New Ralphs Cross1. Castleton (1) Winter scenes around the village (see also pages 9, 21a-d, 31, 32 & 34)

2. Westerdale (1) Scenes of the environs (see also pages 7, 12, 16 & 23)

3. Danby Dale (1) Danby Village and environs including Ainthorpe (see also page 6, 25-30 and 33)

4. Commondale (1) Scenes around the village (see also pages 18 & 24)

5. The Upper Esk Wildlife and Conservation Group

 6. Danby Castle and the medieval Duck Bridge

7. Westerdale (2) A walk up to the old industrial railway line and Esklets

8. Walking around Baysdale, Baysdale Abbey and walking over Hograh Moor

9. Castleton (2) Views of Castleton from the surrounding countryside

10. Around Danby Beacon and Danby Low Moor

11. Oakley Walls views between Danby and Lealholm and a walk round from Danby Beacon

12. Westerdale (3) Walking around Westerdale Side Road

13. Views around Sleddale

14. Walking in Fryup Dale  including Little Fryup Dale Scenes & Fairy Cross Plain

Looking down from Danby Rigg into Fryup Dale with Fairy Cross Plain shrouded in smoke from heather burning. On the skyline is Glaisdale Rigg.15. Walking in Glaisdale and Beggar's Bridge

16. Westerdale (4) Medieval Westerdale -  pack horse bridge and Christ Church

17. A Three Cross circular walk (White, Job and Siss crosses) via Castleton and Danby

18. Commondale (2) The village and a circular walk to Hob on the Hill

19. Egton, Egton Bridge, St Hedda and Egton Grange Walk

20. Glaisdale Open Gardens 2008 and 2009

21a. Castleton (3) Pictures of Castleton Show 2007

21b. Cas. Show 2008 * 21c. Cas. Show 2010 * 21e. Cas. Show 2011

21d. Castleton Village Street Party for Prince William  & Kate's Wedding April 29th 2011

22. The Village of Lealholm

23. Westerdale (5) Other General Views of the Environs

24. Commondale (3) A circular walk from Castleton

25. Danby Dale (2) Circular Walk from Castleton via Ainthorpe (and views of Fryup Dale)

26. Danby Dale (3) Winter walking including snow scenes

27. Danby Dale (4) Spring and Summer Walking

28. Danby Dale (5) Autumn Walking

29. Danby Dale (6) St Hilda's Church & environs

30. Danby Dale (7) The Botton Community

31. Castleton (4) Summer-Spring-Autumn scenes

32. Castleton (5) The village streets, buildings, trains, activities and animals!

33. Danby Dale (8) The Moors Centre of the North York Moors National Park

34. Danby-Castleton Winter December 2010-January 2011

35. The 2015 and 2016 Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race passing through Castleton and Danby



VIDEO Christmas at Castleton - The bitter winter of December 2010


A few Esk Valley Railway Line Connections!

A trip to Whitby on the Esk Valley Railway Line

A Grosmont-Whitby steam railway ride following the River Esk

*  Recommended books and maps with district and regional connections  *

The excellent walking guides "Walks on the North York Moors" Books 1 & 2 by Jack Keighley

The very good "Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Western" by Paul Hannon,

... "Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Southern" by Paul Hannon,

and "Walks on the North York Moors - Book Three - Eskdale and the Coast" by Paul Hannon

"On foot in the North York Moors" 35 classic walks by Alan Hall

The Dalesman mini-book "Walking on the North York Moors" compiled by the Ramblers Association (North Yorkshire & South Durham Area, some good ideas but poor on maps)

"Ten Scenic Walks around Rosedale, Farndale and Hutton-le-Hole" by J. Brian Beadle.

The Dalesman mini-book "Exploring the North York Moors" by Malcolm Boyes is a useful location summary guide.

"The Yorkshire Moors and Dales" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman

"Yorkshire Landscapes" by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman

and the essential ...

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 26 North York Moors - Western Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL 27 North York Moors - Eastern Area (1:25000, 6 cm/2.5 inches per mile, 4 cm per km)

Ordnance Survey Map Touring Map 2 North York Moors (1:50000/63360, 2.5 cm/1 inch per mile, good for plotting motoring route and finding places)

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