Glaisdale Station to Egton Land of Iron

This circular walk from Glaisdale Station on the Esk Valley Line, takes about three hours, depending on whether you stop for lunch or a drink at one of the pubs in Egton. This is one of a series of circular routes from Stations shortly to be promoted on boards at Stations along the Esk Valley Line.

Technical sheet
No. 4341094
A Glaisdale walk posted on 17/11/20 by Esk Valley Railway. Update : 20/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 5.94km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 198m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 194m
Highest point Highest point : 185m
Lowest point Lowest point : 45m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : North York Moors
Location Location : Glaisdale
Starting point Starting point : N 54.439464° / W 0.79376°
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Autumn colours Old sign post Stepping Stone Old Coal Cells at Glaisdale Station

Description

(D/A) Head down the hill and pass the old Coal Pits and turn left under the railway. At the bend head up the steep road (Limber Hill) - beware, it is very narrow.

(1) At the top of the hill turn right then left to skirt around the Limber Hill Farm. Cross the field keeping the large TV mast to your right and head down the side of the next field into some woods. Sandstone was quarried near here in the latter part of the 1800s, with a tramway taking the stone along to Glaisdale Station.

(2) Join the road and head downhill, under a railway bridge.

(3) Find the path to the stepping stones that will get you across the River Esk to the south side. If you don't fancy that, continue a further 200m, turn right and right again to cross the river - re-join the path at the Horseshoe Hotel.

(4) Horseshoe Hotel - good beer and food. Take the road (to Rosedale) heading W/SW crossing a ford until you come to a track heading south to Hall Grange farm. Head up this for approx 300m. Turn right (West) Over a style, down a steep slope to some fields, crossing the footbridge and continuing up the other side, through an old orchard before joining the road and following that uphill for a further 200m.

(5) Turn right off the road and you are now walking through the site of old ironstone workings with medieval bell-pits (named Holey Pits). Head through the trees until you join a wide track heading north (right) and head down the hill (watch out for motorbikes!) which takes you back towards Glaisdale.

(6) At the bottom of the hill the track crosses a ford and also crosses the Coast to Coast and the Esk Valley Walks. Re-join the main road by the railway bridge and turn left up the hill to the Station.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 80m - Glaisdale Station
1 : km 0.62 - alt. 128m - Top of Limber Hill
2 : km 1.6 - alt. 76m - Broom House Lane
3 : km 2.56 - alt. 47m - The Horseshoe Hotel Pub
4 : km 3.17 - alt. 57m - Track to Hall Grange Farm
5 : km 4.59 - alt. 176m - Sites of medieval bell mining pits
6 : km 5.78 - alt. 86m - Final junction
D/A : km 5.94 - alt. 80m - Glaisdale Station

Useful Information

This walk is partly on quiet roads and partly on muddy tracks and through potentially muddy fields. There is some shelter from trees on parts of the walk. Beautiful colours in the autumn.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

At Egton, there are two pubs - the Postgate next to Egton Railway Station (rather than crossing the river, keep on the road and turn left past St. Hedda's Church and under the railway bridge. Pub on the left. If you have done enough, catch the train back from here to Glaisdale. Then there is The Horseshoe Hotel (3) which is on the route shown.

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