GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eston Nab

3 miles (5 km)

Climb to Eston Nab and Eston Beacon on this popular walk in North Yorkshire. The hill is located just to the east of Middlesbrough standing at a height of 242 metres (794ft). From the summit there are splendid views towards the coast and across the North York Moors. The nab is historically significant as it includes Bronze Ageburial moundsand anIron Agehill fort. There is also the Eston Nab monument which dates from the early 19th century. It was built as a look-out post against invasion during the Napoleonic wars.
You can start your walk from Flatts Lane Country Park where there is a car park. From here you can pick up the Cleveland Way and follow it past Normanby Moor. Public footpaths then take you across Eston Moor to Eston Beacon and Eston Nab. Take a while to soak in the splendid views of the nearby Roseberry Topping and Urra Moor. From the nab you can descend on the same trail or on other paths running past Eston Bank.
There's a variety of habitats to enjoy on this varied walk. You will passlowland heath, grassland and woodland. Look out for wildife includinglapwing,curlew,green woodpecker, linnet and a wide variety of butterflies.
To extend your walk you could head south east along the Cleveland Way to Hutton Village and Hutton Lowcross Woods. Just beyond that is Roseberry Common and the splendid Roseberry Topping. It's a similar climb with great views of the Cleveland plain and the Pennines to enjoy.

Eston Nab OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eston Nab Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Middlesbrough Walk starts near the train station at Middlesbrough Dock on the River Tees and follows the waymarked Tees Link to Flatts Lane Park where this walk begins.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Eston Nab woods

Eston Nab woods

Eston Nab below 2011

Eston Nab below 2011

Earthworks, Eston Nab - - 588079

Earthworks. Ditch forming part of the defences of the Bronze Age encampment at Eston Nab.

Communication masts on Eston Nab - - 1625630

Communication masts on Eston Nab. This photograph shows some of the communication masts located on the Nab near Lackenby. The picture was taken from the top of Lackenby Bank looking in a southerly direction towards Eston Moor. The trees shown in the background of the picture form part of Wilton Moor Plantations.

Trig point and beacon on Eston Nab - - 1625618

Trig point and beacon. This photograph shows the trig point and beacon on the Nab. The picture was taken from the footpath that runs in a north-easterly direction from Eston Moor towards the beacon. The viewing direction was north -looking towards Teesmouth. The North sea can just be seen on the horizon (to the left of the trig point) and the trees on the right-hand side of the horizon form a part of Wilton Moor Plantations.

Trig point, tower and Teesmouth - - 1625658

Trig point, tower and Teesmouth. In the distance a part of industrial Teesside can be seen on either side of the River Tees. Teesmouth is visible just to the right of the beacon. The North Sea can be seen in the background of the picture spanning the horizon

GPS Files

GPX File

Eston Nab.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Eston Nab.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)