Goathland - Beck Hole - Mallyan Spout - Goathland

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From the starting point of this walk in the car park in the centre of Goathland Village, you go down through Darnholm, over the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway line and then a little way up onto the moor; back down into the very small village of Beck Hole, which has a tiny public house where refreshment can be purchased and eaten whilst sitting by the river; after leaving Beck Hole you will cross the very popular Rail Trail which leads from Goathland to Grosmont and a very pleasant and mostly level walk, where at Grosmont you can ride the train back up to Goathland. Once over the trail you will follow the river, climb up and down some steps set in the hillside and eventually arrive at the Mallyan Spout Waterfall. After viewing the waterfall you need to backtrack a little, then up a fairly steep climb mostly by steps, back into Goathland, emerging alongside the Mallyan Spout Hotel.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, National Trust, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
8/16/2020 - Jo Mackenzie

We did this walk with a 10-year-old and some teens. Great walk but I wouldn’t class it easy! The tall steps are tricky for those with older knees and hard work for younger kids as well. Car park is now £3.50 and cash only.

8/9/2017 - Paul Shuttleworth

We did this walk with our two children (10 and 11 years) and Labrador and throughly enjoyed it. It had a waterfall (this but not for dogs), steam trains and even a lovely coffee shop at the end after the waterfall climb. Thoroughly recommended

10/13/2005 - Sylvia Saunders

We thoroughly enjoyed this walk on 27/09/05. Sylvia and Tony Saunders

1/4/2005 - Peter Clare

We walked this on a drizzly day in late December 2004, but enjoyed all of it. We got some splendid photos of trains on the North York Moors railway, and completely filled the tiny pub at Beck Hole with our party - an experience not to be missed!

10/9/2004 - Gail Henegan

We walked this route in early August and really enjoyed it. It is a lovely varied walk with a short uphill bit, lovely views from the higher bits, a great place to stop for refreshment at Beck Hole and the final thrill of Mallyan Spout. Coming down from the tops to the small wooden bridge you have to look hard for the small winding path down to your left. Gail Henegan, Middlesbrough

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