Catching the 10.40 am train from Nunthorpe Station on a Saturday we alighted at Glaisdale at 11.26 and were in plenty of time to catch the local hopper bus (11.38) which took us to the top of the village getting off at the post office.
On the green nearby were the remnants of the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ tributes. We walked along the lane opposite (Hall Lane) and saw the sign for Glaisdale Tea Room and Garden. It has a balcony area which overlooks the valley (fabulous views!). After a delicious home made scone and freshly brewed coffee we set off for a short walk along Hall Lane spotting some scarecrows left over from the annual festival. This road turns into a track which eventually leads out onto Glaisdale Ridge where there are vistas for miles around.
We walked out for about a mile, and then turned back on ourselves to return to the centre of the village where there is a village hall, grocery store cum post office and butchers. Glaisdale also houses the famous Museum of Victorian Science which is based at ‘Woodberry’ on the way down to the Station. As the road down to the station is very steep we caught the returning hopper bus at 15.16 having had our picnic lunch by the seats near St Thomas church, getting off at the Arncliffe Arms where we had a quick pot of tea.
When we arrived at the bottom of the hill we spent some time viewing the nearby lovely Beggers Bridge where according to legend it was built by a local youth who had to wade across the river to visit his sweetheart (his initials are inscribed on the bridge). Having made his fortune away at sea, he returned to the village and built this bridge. This area forms part of the Esk Valley walk where it is possible to walk on towards Egton Bridge. We caught the 16.25 train and enjoyed a relaxing ride back home to Nunthorpe station after a very enjoyable day out.