Dundale Pond from Levisham

A short walk in the North York Moors National Park. The start is the village of Levisham and the route takes you into Newton Dale before returning via Dundale Pond back to the start.

Technical sheet
No. 293320
A Levisham walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 05/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 4.61mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 745ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 755ft
Highest point Highest point : 679ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 236ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : North York Moors
Location Location : Levisham
Starting point Starting point : N 54.303292° / W 0.72104°
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Description

(D/A) After parking walk west along the no through road continuing onto a footpath that continues to the edge of Keldgate Slack Wood (grid ref. SE824905).

(1) Turn right on the path down the incline before turning left up to Levisham Station on the North York Moors steam railway. If you are lucky you will see steam trains in operation. Walk north up the road towards Levisham, talking the path to Dundale Pond at grid ref. SE828918.

(2) From Dundale Pond continue east along Dundale Griff towards Levisham Beck. After approximately one kilometre along this path you reach a junction (grid ref. SE838917). Turn right signed to Levisham and follow the woodland path until you reach a road (grid ref SE832902).

(3) Turn right along this road back into the Levisham(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 551ft
1 : mi 0.63 - alt. 581ft - Turn right
2 : mi 2.36 - alt. 633ft - Dundale Pond
3 : mi 4.3 - alt. 377ft - Turn right
D/A : mi 4.61 - alt. 541ft

Useful Information

This short circular walk starts from the village of Levisham (grid ref. SE831906) where limited parking is available. Do remember to park with courtesy so that residents' access is not inhibited. The village does still have a pub, the Horseshoe Inn, where your patronage will be welcome.

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Tue 30 Jul 2019 09:40:49 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 28/07/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

The walk took us about 2.5 hours to do with a break, once back to Levisham we extend the walk by following another route to the railway and back through the fields where we started the original walk. Back to the pub for refreshment.


Walker
on Mon 08 Jul 2019 09:29:13 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 20/06/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

This is a beautiful short but very hilly walk. The climb out of Levisham station and onto the moore is hard. You can lengthen the walk by taking a left when you reach the bend in the road before climbing up to the moore and taking in Skelton tower, which is about 20 minutes away and offers a beautiful view over the NYMR and reduces the climb.
The return leg to Levisham village is through a wooded path with no views of any interest, but is pleasant enough.
One navigational point. On leaving Levisham village the route tells you to follow the track and turn right. You actually need to take the path straight ahead across a field (sign posted as a footpath) where the road bears left. If you follow the road to the end and then turn right, as we did in error, you will end up a couple of miles off the route in the woods.

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