Heartbeat Country walk – Roman Road, Mallyan Spout circular walk
This is an 8 mile circular route taking between 4-5 hours, we start at 10.00am from the Inn on the Moor.
Surrounded by high moors and interlaced with cascading streams and waterfalls, Heartbeat Country is a walker’s paradise. You will experience the Mallyan Spout Waterfall, which at over 60 feet, is the tallest waterfall on the North York Moors. There is also evidence of the Roman army on Wheeldale Moor, the location of one of the best preserved Roman roads in England.
Surrounded by an abundance of crosses, stones and ancient monuments, this is one of the most intriguing walking locations within the National Park. Situated on the popular North York Moors railway line with its magnificent steam engines Goathland station was also used by Warner Brothers as the setting for Hogsmeade Station in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. But for 18 years this beautiful part of the North York Moors was known to millions as Aidensfield, so take a step back in time and visit Scripp’s Garage and the Aidensfield Store before heading off to the Inn on the Moor for well-deserved refreshment
Wheeldale beck via the stepping stones, once across we follow the track up the hillside towards the old Roman Road. From the ancient monument we continue over open moor/farmland to our next destination, the Mallyan Spout, the highest waterfall in the National Park. We then follow the woodland path before joining the Rail Trail and head back to the Inn on the Moor.
What you will need
In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable walking shoes/boots, proper outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of walking fitness. Unfortunately young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Safety and the Weather
As the group leader, I am responsible for your safety and will be more attentive to your needs throughout, and may show more caution than individuals might when walking on their own.
II undertake continuous risk assessment, and may take the decision to change or modify walking plans at short notice. This most commonly occurs in bad weather conditions. I do lead walks in all weather, so long as it is safe to do so.