The Esk Valley Walks
Informative and educational walks along the Esk valley, stopping at riverside cafes or to picnic in beauty spots. All distances, age groups and pace catered for. Return by train or hired minibus.
Walk from Whitby along the railway and riverside at a leisurely pace, stopping to listen to stories of Whitby and how the river and railway have influenced the town. Arrive at riverside cafe at Ruswarp for food and drinks, then take a leisurely amble back to Whitby. Distance: 3 miles, suitable for all abilities and ages. No hills or climbing.
Walk from Whitby along the railway and riverside to Ruswarp the across the fields, dropping down into Sleights. Follow valley trail to Grosmont where the steam trains run. Picnic along the way or have lunch in the pub or one of the fantastic cafes in the village before catching the train back to Whitby. There will be stops throughout the walk to hear old myths and stories of the valley, its villages and inhabitants. Distance: 8 miles. For the more able walker who wants to really feel they have stretched their legs. Some hills and steep paths.