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

Scenes around the Upper Esk Valley

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You can park near Waites House Farm from which there are clear paths or tracks upto the site of the old railway.

 

The start of the track which goes to High house Farm.

 

Looking across to Baysdale Moor.

 

The beautiful and most remote parts of upper Westerdale.

 

The odd tree struggles to survive.

 

I think the farm in the distance is Daleside Farm.

 

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This stretch of path is part of the Esk Valley Walk.

 

Looking across to Esklets and the rock faces, mainly left from quarrying or ironstone mining?

 

Looking back down to Westerdale from near the old railway line.

 

The footpath crossroads on Farndale Moor.

 

The old track bed of the ironstone mineral railway which ran from the Rosedale ironstone mines to Bank Top above Battersby on Ingleby Greenhow Moor. Above - looking north-west, below - looking south-east.

 

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Esklets

From Waites House Farm you can walk in a more easterly route to walk above the rock faces above Esklets BUT there are virtually no clear tracks, but you return via the clear track pictured above.

 

Looking back down into Westerdale.

 

The last of the winter snow above Esklets.

 

The rock faces at Esklets.

From here you can work your way down onto the Esk Valley

 

Westerdale Moor.

 

Another dead tree!

 

Looking north across 'upper' Westerdale from Waites Moor - Westerdale Moor

 

 

The estate track across Waites Moor - Westerdale Moor

 

Coming down from Waites Moor

 

View looking up to the horizon where the railway track ran to Rosedale mines

 

 

View looking back north towards Westerdale Village

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