Deep, broad valleys dissect the North York Moors National Park, with hidden winding roads that suddenly lead to surprise views. This is a traditional pastoral farming landscape that often feels timeless. Wonderfully-named valleys such as Great Fryup Dale, Rosedale and Farndale weave in and out of the central park area. Farndale is famous for its spring displays of wild daffodils and you can also see them in Rosedale.
Glaisdale is an ironstone mining village set at the mouth of Glaisdale, one of the North York Moors’ most stunning Dales and on the route of the Esk Valley Walk. Admire Beggars Bridge, an old packhorse bridge by the river Esk before following the stone trods through Arncliffe Woods, part of an ancient pannierway used in the past by monks, packhorses and travellers.
The Esk Valley Walk follows the river Esk from its source high on the North York Moors to the coast at Whitby, mirroring the Esk Valley Railway and taking in traditional Yorkshire pubs along the way.