Levisham and Newton Dale

Levisham and Newton Dale

Levisham and Newton Dale

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Levisham and Newton Dale

Distance: 4.5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key

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Why you should do this walk…

A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Levisham, close to Pickering in the North York Moors. This is a great walk for any season as it offers relatively sheltered paths and stopping off points, and encompasses some moor walking together with a couple of climbs and some dramatic views. Your pooch will appreciate being able to be off-lead on some lovely wide green paths and also perhaps have a paddle in Levisham Beck.

Dog friendly?…

The route follows a mixture of quiet roads, open moorland and green paths (which can be muddy at times and are narrow in places, meaning they are prone to being overgrown in later summer). There are several climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate several gates, a flight of steps plus one stile (which is enclosed, so dogs will need a lift over). You will probably be sharing the moorland with plenty of sheep, but there are no cattle on route. Some of the ridge paths have quite steep drops to the side so take care with children and dogs.

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  1. Helen  - 29/08/2013 - 9:49 pm
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    We did this walk yesterday and really enjoyed it! Beautiful views. We came across a few sheep here and there and had to put Daisy on her lead, but not for long. Some of the paths were quite narrow with a bit of a drop at one side but we made it! Daisy managed a paddle in a stream about half way, where we stopped for our picnic lunch. Unfortunately we just missed seeing a train at Levisham station from the hill top. However we heard the engine puffing and whistling and saw the steam! A lovely walk with a wide variety of open moorland and wooded paths.

  2. Danielle  - 16/09/2013 - 9:30 pm
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    Excellent walk- some uneven paths and quite hilly on places for the less mobile. Fantastic views of the moors, excellent food and ales and friendly staff in both the Horseshoe Inn and fox and rabbit- very dog friendly! Sheep a plenty but no cows and thankfully no adders!!

  3. Victoria  - 05/08/2014 - 4:43 pm
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    This was a lovely diverse walk, with woods, water and moors to enjoy. Levisham is a great starting point and we were stopping at the pub on the way back we parked in their car park (they said this was fine!). The opening section in the wood is quite narrow and overgrown at this time of year (early August) but still lovely and off lead. We picnicked by Levisham stream in the sunshine. After that our lab was mostly on lead because of the sheep on the moor, only coming off again at point 8. We also had to lift her over the stile in point 7, so this might be challenging for other non-jumping heavy hounds like ours! Will definitely do this again when there are fewer livestock around.

  4. Sophie  - 22/04/2017 - 5:48 pm
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    We completed this walk this afternoon, was a pleasent walk and our pooch loved having a paddle in the beck. The instructions are very precise and accurate, so very easy to follow! It’s a very challenaging walk as there is a lot of steep uphill climbs and the footpaths are very narrow. The stile towards the end isn’t doggy proof either, so we had to lift our pooch over (which isn’t easy with a big black lab)! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed this walk.

  5. Marcos Brown-Garcoa  - 31/12/2017 - 5:31 pm
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    I did this walk twice in a week (December). The first time I did it I was there in the early morning and the ground was frozen. I did not see one person on the whole walk and the paths were ideal due to the frozen nature. My dogs were off lead all the way round until the final stretch (you pass through a sheep field). There is lots of open ground for the dogs to enjoy and the views are superb towards the end of the walk. I must admit the first mile and a half or so is pretty unspectacular as it is in woodland. I only really started to enjoy the walk from the beck onwards.
    The second time I did the walk was in sunshine and the paths were very very muddy. It was also much busier and I came across a few people tutting about my dogs being off the lead. One guy even threatened Id be arrested or my dogs shot if a farmer saw them (two toy cockapoos lol). At no point did I come across livestock other than the final field. Those you see are well penned in and secured with fences. This walk would be best enjoyed when the paths are dry. It is a lovely little ramble but I enjoyed it much more when it was quiet and the paths not muddy. Definitely not suitable for young children or elderly folk if the paths are muddy.

  6. Cressida Tomlinson  - 29/09/2018 - 8:48 pm
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    We did this walk today for the first time …it will become one of our favourites ..great directions ..dogs loved it ….thoroughly enjoyed it! 🙂

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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