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Esklets and Rosedale Head from Westerdale
Introduction to Walk 3187

Photo from the walk - Esklets and Rosedale Head from Westerdale

Nat Park - North York Moors - North York Moors West

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Time - 6 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

This lengthy North York Moors route explores the source of the River Esk, uses a section of the long since abandoned railway serving mines in Rosedale and offers superb views into four dales. The walk does not involve any steep climbs and despite its length is relatively easy with the option of stopping for a pub lunch half way round. A perfect exploration of this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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