GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glaisdale Walks

3 miles (5.3 km)

This attractive village is located in a lovely spot in the North York Moors. The historic village includes a number of old miners houses with slate roofs. There's also a noteworthy packhorse bridge dating back to the early 17th century.
This circular walk from the village visits the train station, East Arncliffe Wood and the Glaisdale Beck.
The walk starts in the village and follows country lanes east to the train station on the Esk Valley Railway. You can pick up the Esk Valley Walk here and follow it along the Glaisdale Beck and the River Esk through East Arncliffe Wood towards Delves, where there are some picturesque old cottages to see. The route then follows other tracks west and then north to return to the train station.
To continue your walking from the village head west to climb up to Glaisdale Moor on the Glaisdale Rigg bridleway. There's some splendid views over the North York Moors from here.


YO21 2QL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Glaisdale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glaisdale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village head to the Arncliffe Arms for some post walk refreshments. The 1865 freehouse serves good quality local food and has a fine selection of ales. You can find them at 1 Arncliffe Terracewith a postcode of YO21 2QL.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Arncliffe Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you could visit the neighbouring village of Egton Bridge. Here you'll find the noteworthy Postgate Inn. The Inn was a regular feature in the popular TV series "Heartbeat" under its stage name "The Black Dog”.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.


Glaisdale Village - - 77124

Glaisdale Village. The steep main street of this North York Moors village.

Ruin, Near Glaisdale - - 633960

Ruin, near the village. This derelict building stands isolated in a field. It is square in plan but of quite an elaborate construction, slate roofed with distinctive brickwork used in the edging and corbelling. It was used as for the storage of blasting powder and is one of the few visible remains of the Glaisdale Ironstone Mine which operated from 1862 to 1874. The mine was a shaft mine, which has been capped and is located nearby, and ore was taken across a wooden bridge over the River Esk to the ironworks. In the distance is the houses of Carr End.

River Esk in East Arnecliff Wood - - 1862336

River Esk in East Arnecliff Wood

Ford, Glaisdale Beck (geograph 1862328)

Ford, Glaisdale Beck

Beggars Bridge Glaisdale - - 1865921

Beggars Bridge. You will find this Grade II listed bridge to the east of the village. It was built by local man Thomas Ferris in 1619. He was a poor man who hoped to wed the daughter of a wealthy local squire. In order to win her hand, he planned to set sail fromWhitbyto make his fortune. On the night that he left, theEskwas swollen with rainfall and he was unable to make a last visit to his intended. He eventually returned from his travels a rich man and, after marrying the squire's daughter, built Beggar's Bridge so that no other lovers would be separated as they were.

Glaisdale station geograph-3561181-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Glaisdale station on theEsk Valley Line. The station dates from 1865.

Cottage at Delves - - 1862358

Cottage at Delves

Bridleway crossroads on Glaisdale Moor - - 1863913

Bridleway crossroads on Glaisdale Moor


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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