GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Egton Bridge Walks

4 miles (6.4 km)

This picturesque riverside village sits in a nice location within the North York Moors National Park, on the River Esk. It's also on the heritage Esk Valley Railway and includes two fine inns. As such it's a great place to start a walk into the surrounding countryside.
This circular walk takes you from Egton Bridge to Grosmont. The walk runs for about 4 miles, following country lanes to the neighbouring village. It's a very pretty area with views of the River Esk and the countryside from the high points.
The walk starts at the train station on the Esk Valley Railway. You then follow a country lane east past Egton Manor, Priory Farm and the Alders before coming to Grosmont. The route then turns west, passing the old railway shed and Lease Rigg before picking up a country lane to Key Green. Here you turn north to return to Egton Bridge.


YO21 1UX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Egton Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Egton Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village you could head to the Postgate Inn for some post walk refreshment. The tradtional country inn dates back to 1860 and also provides bed and breakfast accommodation. The Inn was a regular feature in the popular TV series "Heartbeat" that was set in the North York Moors under its stage name "The Black Dog”. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode YO21 1UX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk and the Postgate Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Esk Valley Walk passes through the village. This long distance trail is a great way of exploring the surrounding area. You could also pick up the popular Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail and visit the Mallyan Spout Waterfall and the Beck Hole Waterfall in Goathland.
Just to the west is the neighbouring village of Glaisdale where you can see the noteworthy Beggar's Bridge. The splendid old packhorse bridge dates back to 1619 and is Grade II listed.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.


River Esk at Egton Bridge - - 1866434

River Esk at Egton Bridge

The river at Egton Bridge - - 606301

The river at Egton Bridge

St Hedda's Church, Egton Bridge - - 595835

St Hedda's Church, Egton Bridge. This magnificent church deserves its nickname 'Cathedral of the Moors'. St Hedda's has strong links with priest and martyr Nicholas Postgate who was born in this area and ministered to the Catholic population of this part of the moors.

The Horse Shoe, Egton Bridge - - 448737

The Horse Shoe, Egton Bridge. Tucked away in an idyllic location by the river, this is one of two pubs in the village, both of which offer accommodation.

Egton from Lease rigg - - 558042

Egton from Lease rigg. Taken from near High Burrows Farm, this view shows the elevated windswept location of Egton well.

Bridge over the Esk at Grosmont - - 277287

Bridge over the Esk at Grosmont

Steam at Grosmont - - 808867

Steam at Grosmont

Grosmont Castle - - 213771

Grosmont Castle


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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