The Cloughton and Whisper Dales walk in the North York Moors

West from Cloughton to Harwood Dale using a combination of paths, tracks and minor roads. Further west followed by a climb to the top of Barns Cliff End. South-east and south to Lowdales Farm, then north through Low Dales and Whisper Dales to the car park and viewpoint on Reasty Road. South-east past Beacon Farm, along Limestone Road to Burniston, then alongside the A171 back to Cloughton. A 17-mile walk in the North York Moors.


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Hardwick Farm, Harwood Dale.


Pond on Hardwick Farm, Harwood Dale.


The path is straight ahead. I’m backing up and finding another way round.


St Margaret’s Church, Harwood Dale.


The view north towards Lownorth Park.


Looking north-west towards Langdale Rigg End and Langdale Forest.


The view south-west over Lang Dale. The River Derwent flows through the valley towards Langdale End in the distance.


Looking down upon Lownorth Park.

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The track along Barns Cliff End.


One of several tracks through Broxa Forest.


Footpath through Broxa Forest.


The view north towards High Dales.


Hard Dale.


Ford near Lowdales Farm.


Lowdales Farm.


Low Dales.


Heading north towards Whisper Dales.


Whisper Dales.

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The view from Surgate Brow towards the East Coast near Scalby and Scarborough.


Surgate Brow.


The view from Surgate Brow towards the East Coast near Scalby and Scarborough.


The view from Surgate Brow towards the East Coast near Cloughton and Burniston.


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