HOMEPAGE Whitby ScenesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics17. An ~8 miles/12 km circular walk from Goathland - Mallyan Spout - Wheeldale Moor - Roman Road - Beckhole - The Incline - Goathland

Scenes of Whitby and surrounding area

 


You walk through some most pleasant countryside down into the valley of Wheeldale Beck starting from by the side of the Mallyan spout Hotel.

You walk through some most pleasant countryside down into the valley of Wheeldale Beck starting from by the side of the Mallyan spout Hotel in Goathland village.

 

The path is a bit of a rocky-muddy scramble in places, so take care!

The path is a bit of a rocky-muddy scramble in places, so take care!

 

Eventually Mallyan Spout is reached.

Eventually Mallyan Spout is reached.

 

You follow the river bank of Wheeldale Beck climbing gently upwards.

You follow the river bank of Wheeldale Beck climbing gently upwards.

 

Hunt House (1900).

Hunt House (1900).

 

Near Wheeldale Lodge (once a YHA youth hostel), what remains alive of this old Scots pine is growing down wind!

Near Wheeldale Lodge (once a YHA youth hostel), what remains alive of this old Scots pine is growing down wind!

Wheeldale Beck is crossed by stepping stones, whose orange-brown colouration betrays the iron in the stones. Wheeldale Beck is crossed by stepping stones, whose orange-brown colouration betrays the iron in the stones.

Wheeldale Beck is crossed by stepping stones, whose orange-brown colouration betrays the iron in the stones. Wheeldale Lodge is on the distant right of the picture.

 

After the stepping stones you climb up onto Wheeldale Moor.

After the stepping stones you climb up onto Wheeldale Moor.

 

Eventually the Roman Road is reached. You can see the camber clearly on this stretch of the road.

Eventually the Roman Road is reached. You can see the camber clearly on this stretch of the road.

 

The original curb stones can be seen quite clearly as a neat line on the left of the road.

The original curb stones can be seen quite clearly as a neat line on the left of the road.

On Wheeldale Moor the Roman Road heads downhill to the junction of two river-streams.

On Wheeldale Moor the Roman Road heads downhill to the junction of two river-streams.

 

But, before reaching the footbridge and ford, the Roman way seems to continue as a discarded traditional North Yorkshire red roofing tiles road!

But, before reaching the footbridge and ford, the Roman way seems to continue as a discarded traditional North Yorkshire red roofing tiles road!

 

Did the Roman Road cross the river at this ford?

Did the Roman Road cross the river at this ford?

 

Climbing up from the river you go up a very sunken 'green' road-track, with a very medieval feel to it.

Climbing up from the river you go up a very sunken 'green' road-track, with a very medieval feel to it.

 

There are many handsome farmhouse buildings on the walk, here Hazel Head Farm (1908)

Hazel Head Farm (1908)

There are many handsome farmhouse buildings with fine stonework on the walk, here Hazel Head Farm (1908) ...

 

... and Hollin farmhouse with the village of Goathland in the distance.

... and Hollin farmhouse with the village of Goathland in the distance.

 

After more woodland and another river crossing you deviate from the incline track to Goathland for a some welcome refreshment at Beck Hole.

After more woodland and another river crossing you deviate from the incline track to Goathland for a some welcome refreshment at Beck Hole.

 

While partaking of refreshment you will hear the sounds of the locomotives of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

While partaking of refreshment you will hear the sounds of the locomotives of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and just up the road is a bridge from which they can be observed. In this case (for steam buffs only!), Southern Railway Schools Class 4-4-0 30926 "Repton" is working hard to overcome the gradient to Goathland Station.

 

From Incline Cottage you then walk up the path of the original railway incline from the early 19th century ...

From Incline Cottage you then walk up the path of the original railway incline from the early 19th century ...

 

... and eventually you climb back up incline into Goathland Village.

... and eventually you climb back up incline into Goathland Village.

Birch Hall Inn in the tiny village of Beck Hole near Goathland

The old incline near Beck Hole

The North Yorkshire Moors steam railway, train approaching the road bridge above Beck Hole

The Birch Hall Inn cum 'cafe' in the tiny village of Beck Hole near Goathland on the North York Moors, North Yorkshire. A welcome 'watering hole' for many walking tourists, especially if you have just climbed up the 'old incline' of the original Grosmont-Goathland railway. You can hear the sounds of the steam trains on the 'modern' line of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which is just up the road and links up Whitby-Pickering.

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