Nestled within the beautiful Esk Valley, the hillside village of Glaisdale, and its nearest neighbours Egton Bridge and Egton, might not take up much room on a map but together they boast more than their fair share of eclectic attractions.
Where else can you visit a tiny museum devoted to Victorian science, the oldest surviving gooseberry show or discover the longest remaining example of an 18th century beehive housed in a stone wall?
Descending into the wooded valley makes a lovely contrast to the wilder surrounding moorland and with plenty of ancient routes known as trods to follow, on-foot discovery is a great way to explore their charms.
Things to see and do
Adopt a slower pace and let the Esk Valley work its magic, spot wildlife or enjoy Glaisdale’s quirkier side.