News & Events Blog Winter Walks During winter there is still much to do along the line including some magnificent walks. Winters in the North York Moors National Park are often perfect for walking and cycling while early morning mists and cloud inversions in the dales as the sun rises, are a photographer's dream. Levisham Walks Be prepared for grand landscapes and big views on this North York Moors classic. Starting with the dramatic panorama from Saltersgate over the Hole of Horcum, the 5-mile scenic walk follows a prominent track over Levisham Moor, past important archaeological remains. There’s a possible diversion to the stunning viewpoint of Skelton Tower, after which the route drops into the rocky ravine of Dundale Griff and returns along the valley to the Hole of Horcum, climbing back out at Saltersgate. Take a scenic walk between Levisham and Lockton where you can walk through deep valleys and see the dell near St Mary’s Church a great highlight! There is also a great walk from Levisham, Skelton Tower and Levisham Station which the Lockton and Levisham Heritage Group have created! Newtondale Walks Explore the forest tracks of Newtondale on a 6-mile circular route that combines easy valley-bottom walking with a climb up through the trees for a lovely woodland wander. The upper section includes a magical route around a deep woodland cleft overflowing with mosses, ferns and grasses. Goathland Walks The 'Rail Trail' from Goathland to Grosmont combines a signposted three-and-a-half mile walk down the old railway line with a ride back up on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. There's a guidebook available in local shops. The 70ft (21m) high Mallyan Spout waterfall can be reached by a footpath close to the Mallayan Spout Hotel. Download the route here, or buy the booklet 'Walks around Goathland', available from local shops, which includes the waterfall route and four other local walks. Grosmont Walks The 3.5-mile Rail Trail runs up Stephenson's original railway line from Grosmont, via Beck Hole, to Goathland. Buy the guide from local shops. A fabulous display of bluebells lights up the local woods every May. Download the circular walk from Grosmont to Beck Hole and back, and see the flowers at their best. Whitby Walks Clifftop walks along the Cleveland Way National Trail run north to Staithes and south to Robin Hood's Bay. Whitby also marks the end of the 37-mile Esk Valley Walk, which follows the River Esk from its source high on the moors to the North Sea. For a great half-day's walk, take the train to Grosmont and walk back to Whitby, following the 'leaping salmon' trail signs.