Grassington East: Walk Information

Grassington to Robin Hood’s Bay – Video Walk

Walked and filmed by David Halsall & Bridget Izod, 2012

A 100 mile walk from Grassington to Robins Hoods Bay which can take 7 days. Incorporating stages across two National Parks, as well as the rural beauty of the Vale of Mowbray.

Most popular itinerary

Day 1 – Grassington to Middlesmoor in Nidderdale – 12 miles Up through Mossdale and the watershed between Wharfedale and Nidderdale, at Sandy Gate. This is fine dales walking on wide tracks or moorland sheep trods. The first day ends at the stunning hilltop village of Middlesmoor. Close by and well worth a visit is How Stean Gorge.

Day 2 – Middlesmoor to Snape – 15 miles Up onto the high ground of Fountains Earth for a steady stroll across the moors until mid afternoon arrival at Masham. The second day could end here, or carry on to Snape four miles down the road.

Day 3 – Masham/Snape to South Otterington – 14/10 miles Plan a break in the lovely town of Bedale. Follow the River Swale as it meanders south to the village of Maunby.

Day 4 – South Otterington to Hawnby – 15 miles The second half of the Vale of Mowbray followed by a climb up on to the Cleveland Ridge which offers stunning views back to the dales. Down hill all the way to Hawnby.

Day 5 – Hawnby to Hutton-le-Hole – 14 miles This day crosses the ends of the rigs so it is a series of short climbs and descent with a variety of landscape including some woodland paths.

Day 6 – Hutton-le-Hole to Levisham – 13 miles Beyond the village across low moor to Hartoft Inn for an early lunch. Then up into Cropton Forest, through Stape before dropping down to Levisham Station and a final climb up to the village of Levisham.

Day 7 – From Levisham to Robin Hoods Bay – 17 miles The recommended route is to walk down into the Hole of Horcum but it is also a fine walk round the eastern edge – they both come out on the road at Saltergate. Across the main Whitby Road and into the open moor beyond Fylingdales, past Lilla Cross and then due East all the way to the cliffs above Ravenscar. Down to Boggle Hole, and if the tide is right, walk along the foreshore to arrive at Robin Hoods Bay.

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