GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Danby Beacon

6 miles (9.5 km)

This circular walk from the village of Danby climbs to Danby Beacon for wonderful views over the Fryup dales. It follows quiet country lanes for most of route with splendid views of the heather covered moors and the River Esk. You'll also pass the excellent Moors National Park Centre with information, exhibitions and refreshments set in 13 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Esk. The walk passes the village of Houlsyke and the remains of the 14th century Danby Castle. Now a working farm the castle was once inhabited by Catherine Parr before she became the sixth wife ofHenry VIII.
The walk starts in centre of Danby where parking is available. Danby also has a train station near the route start.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head a few miles north to Scaling Dam where there is a delightful nature reserve and reservoir.

Danby Beacon Postcode

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

Danby Beacon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Danby Beacon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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