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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Family Day out to Lealholm

Stepping stones and the Board Inn at Lealholm. Photo by A M T

There is plenty to do and see at Lealholm – an excellent pub, the village shop, two tearooms, a bakery, a craft shop, plant nursery and the idyllic River Esk. A fantastic day for all the family.

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A 10-mile walk from Commondale to Lealholm, with afternoon tea and a pub meal

Lealhollm Moor: Pausing to admire view. Photo Rachel Adatia

A varied 10 mile walk through woodland and across Lealholm moor with a tea stop at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and evening meal at The Board Inn, Lealhom.

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