Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire map: Welcome to Yorkshire

The first Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will take place between Friday 1 May and Sunday 3 May 2015. The train will be the ideal way to access viewing points along the route.

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A circular walk around Danby and Castleton

View up Danby Dale. Photo by Stuart Bell

This walk from Castleton or Danby stations, is about 5 miles in total. Or it can be split into a 1.5 mile route East of the river, or 3.5 miles taking in Lower Danbydale, behind the village of Ainthorpe.

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Walks between Commondale and Castleton

Castleton - Commondale route map compiled by Stuart Bell

A series of paths between these two villages in Upper Eskdale offer a variety of walks on gently rolling paths, with stunning views across the dale and the moors beyond.

• A wheelchair-friendly linear route between Commondale and Castleton (or vice versa) approx 2 miles.
• A less frequented route on the west side of the valley between the 2 villages. Approx 2.5 miles with lots of stiles and muddy in wet weather
• A short 2 mile circular route from Castleton
• A short 2.5 mile circular route from Commondale
• A 5 mile figure of eight, or circular route starting at either village.

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Esk Valley Music and Ale Train

Up Spirits! performing on the Music Train

A mobile party, featuring musicians and a real-ale bar, runs every Friday during the height of summer. Apart from the glorious scenery, refreshments and live music this is an ideal way to visit local hostelries at villages along the line for a meal and a relaxing few drinks before returning on the train.

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