Esk Valley Walk
37 mile following the River Esk onto the North Yorks Moors

A route across the North York Moors from Castleton to the coast at Whitby, first following a loop on the moors to the south of Castleton, reaching the source of the River Esk.

From Castleton the route leads to Danby Dale, Rosedale Head and Blakey Ridge. It then passes through the remains of Esklets, a medieval sheep farm, and on to Westerdale and, passing Castleton once more, Esk Dale proper. Next it reaches Danby, including the Moors Centre at Danby Lodge, and then climbs to Danby Beacon. From here it leads to Leaholm, Glaisdale, Egton Bridge and Grosmont, the terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The final section passes through Ruswarp to reach the end of the route at the old port of Whitby. There is a variety of countryside from open moorland to riverside pastures.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Castleton to Castleton (16.5m)
Day 2: Castleton to Glaisdale (9.8m)
Day 3: Glaisdale to Whitby (10.6m)

 

£425 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£400 per person (based on two sharing)
£390 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Castleton to Danby (18.5m)
Day 2: Danby to Whitby (18.4m)

 

£340 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£310 per person (based on two sharing)
£300 per person (based on group of 3)
£295 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Castleton to Blakey Ridge (6.6m)
Day 2: Blakey Ridge to Castleton (9.9m)
Day 3: Castleton to Glaisdale (9.8m)
Day 4: Glaisdale to Whitby (10.6m)

 

£595 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£530 per person (based on two sharing)
£510 per person (based on group of 3)
£500 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£55 per person (single)
£30 per person (based on two sharing)
£20 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£65 per person (single)
£35 per person (based on two sharing)
£25 per person (based on group of 3)
£20 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£135 per person (single)
£70 per person (based on two sharing)
£50 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £65.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
A route across the North York Moors from Castleton to the coast at Whitby, first following a loop on the moors to the south of Castleton, reaching the source of the River Esk.

From Castleton the route leads to Danby Dale, Rosedale Head and Blakey Ridge. It then passes through the remains of Esklets, a medieval sheep farm, and on to Westerdale and, passing Castleton once more, Esk Dale proper. Next it reaches Danby, including the Moors Centre at Danby Lodge, and then climbs to Danby Beacon. From here it leads to Leaholm, Glaisdale, Egton Bridge and Grosmont, the terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The final section passes through Ruswarp to reach the end of the route at the old port of Whitby. There is a variety of countryside from open moorland to riverside pastures.

OS Explorer Maps
OL26 - North York Moors - Western area
OL27 - North York Moors - Eastern area

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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