Thornton Le Dale

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North York Moors (Eastern area) – Explorer OL27 (Buy it now)

Distance: 7 Miles

Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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Parking in the area

Download the Thorton-le-Dale Walking route

moderate rain
humidity: 91%
wind: 9m/s S
H 13 • L 12
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Walk Description

  1. From the car park, head out to the duck pond
  2. Continue out of the duck pond, to the road and head right
  3. You will meet the main road running through Thornton-le-Dale, head right along this
  4. Cross the road and look for the footpath on the left before Thornton beck, follow the path
  5. At the end of this, head left on Priestmans Lane
  6. Follow the lane and look for a footpath on the right, before Thornton beck
  7. Take the footpath and follow it along Thornton beck
  8. Ignore any footpaths breaking off to the right, keep walking on the footpath that keeps you closest to the beck
  9. The footpath joins Ellerburn Road, head right here
  10. At the end of this road a footpath continues, follow it along
  11. Continue on this footpath, look for the first footpath to your right to head over the beck
  12. Head right again once you’re on the other side and follow the path back
  13. Continue to stay on the path closest to the beck, ignoring paths off to the left – taking you back to Ellerburn Road
  14. Head left on Ellerburn Road
  15. Take the footpath on the left that you originally came up
  16. Follow this path down the side of the beck, back to Priestmans Lane
  17. Head left down Priestmans Lane and look for the footpath on the right
  18. Take the footpath alongside Thornton beck once more
  19. Then head right when you join the road and then left, back to the car park

Thornton le Dale walk

Additional Information


North Yorkshire




6 to 8 miles


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