Grosmont to Goathland Walk
Follow the track bed of the original Whitby-to-Pickering railway line on this short, easy walk in the North York Moors. The trail runs from Grosmont to Goathland passing Beck Hole on the way. There's some beautiful Yorkshire countryside and a waterside section along the Murk Esk River to enjoy. The path is generally very good for walking on and you also have the option of taking the North York Moors Steam Railway back to Grosmont.
You could take a short detour from the path to visit the 70ft high Mallyan Spout Waterfall near Goathland. The falls are the highest in the North York Moors and a real highlight of the area. The Beck Hole Thomason Foss Waterfall is also located in this area.
Our Goathland Circular Walk also visits the falls directly from the village centre. It then climbs to the hills above Goathland for wonderful views over the heather moors.
Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Mallyan Spout Hotel is located at the end of the route in the village of Goathland. The hotel includes a restaurant, bar and a new coffee shop which offers homemade cakes, light snacks, afternoon teas, barista coffees, speciality milkshakes and more. Additionally the hotel has some beautiful gardens surrounding the Grade II listed former country house. It's a lovely place to visit on fine days. You can find the hotel in the village at a postcode of YO22 5AN for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your pet with you.
Opposite the hotel you'll also find the historic Goathland Parish Church. It's built on a site which has celebrated worship for many hundreds of years; a sign of the history of the village.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The epic Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk runs through Grosmont so you could pick this up to continue your walking in the area. If you follow it south east it will take you to one of the highlights of the area at Falling Foss. Here you'll find a beautiful 30ft high waterfall and a delightful old tea room.
In Grosmont you could pick up the circular Egton Bridge Walk and visit the nearby village. The pretty riverside settlement includes a fine old pub which was used in the TV Series 'Heartbeat'. Near here there's also 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.