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Blue Bank & Sleights Moor

Nat Park - North York Moors - North York Moors East

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 7.8 miles / 12.6 km

Ascent - 950 feet / 288 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NZ868058
Lat 54.440207 // Long -0.66316
Postcode YO22 5EX (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This North York Moors walk takes in the views along the Esk Valley from Whitby to Grosmont, the Murk Esk valley towards Goathland and Iburndale back towards Sleights. It starts from probably the best parking place for miles around - at the top of Blue Bank at grid ref. NZ868058. The lack of well-maintained paths from here suggests the two car-parks are provided to take in the view towards Whitby and the coast - or to check your brakes before hurtling down Blue Bank.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL27Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 94Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 94Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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