Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk

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Moderate
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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6.8 km
Elevation
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236 m
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Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk

The Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk is an amazing route in North York Moors National Park that provides beautifully scenic views across the countryside here. While out on the trail, you will walk along the banks of Murk Esk and take in the natural beauty of the Esk Valley before grabbing a quick pint at the Birch Hall Inn. This is a lovely walking route that can be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned walkers alike.

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Route Description for Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk

If you are after a relaxing countryside stroll through the North York Moors that will produce beautiful views without a great deal of effort, then you will certainly enjoy the Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk. There are a few steady climbs and one steep one after visiting Beck Hole; however, the route is perfectly suited for beginner walkers.

Setting out from the trailhead in Grosmont, you will make your way to the southwest and pass by the old railway sheds, following along the winding banks of Murk Esk as you travel through the Esk Valley. Take some time to appreciate the beautiful views of the countryside, as you gradually climb uphill towards Beck Hole, where you will find the Birch Hall Inn.

From here, you will traverse the lone steep slope on this walk, climbing uphill across the open fields that border the edge of the moor. Enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding landscape, as you continue on to the north to eventually make your way back into Grosmont where you began the walk.

Getting to the Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk Trailhead

To get to the trailhead for the Grosmont and Beck Hole Circular Walk from Sleights, head southwest on Eskdaleside for 2.4 mi and make a right onto Front Street. Follow this for 0.4 mi, where you will find the trailhead on the left.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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