4 of 5 (16 votes)

Goathland to Grosmont

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park North York Moors starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 6.20km (3.85 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 75m (246ft)
Descent 184m (603ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 259m (849ft)
Distance 6.20km
Duration ~1:45h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 09 Apr 2011
A walk with a touch of showbiz glamour. If you consider 'Heartbeat' to be glamorous. Goathland, at the start of route, doubled as Aidensfield in the popular show about people riding about on bikes and being a bit simple (from what I could gather). Still, aside from the razzle dazzle it's a pleasant walk through the North York Moors.

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Or is it? Older walkers will recognise it at Aidenfield, from the coma-inducing tv show Heartbeat. Younger folk will get all over excited about the station, which doubled as Hogsmeade in the films about that wizard chap. Forget his name. From the village, head along the road towards the church.
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From the church, take the footpath heading north to Mallyan Spout, a rather impressive waterfall.
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
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Head north from the waterfall towards Beck Hole.
About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
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The Birch Hall Inn at Beck Hole is a great place for a mid-walk refresher. http://www.beckhole.info/bhi.htm
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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Cross the road and head to Hollin Garth.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
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At Green End, follow the path into the woods.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
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The walk ends with a woodland stretch, through Smithy Holme Woods.
About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
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Finish in Grosmont and the train home. Take a look at the Murk Esk, which flows through the town, before you leave.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from

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