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Our Esk Valley Walk accommodation guide can help you plan your walking trip in the North York Moors National Park.

You can walk the entire route in 3 to 4 days, moving on each day, or consider staying longer in one place and use the Esk Valley Railway (Castleton to Whitby) to complete the Esk Valley Walk in several day-walk sections. We've concentrated on establishments offering overnight B&B accommodation suitable for Esk Valley walkers, but some places also have self-catering accommodation available for longer stays.

The places listed are all either on, or within 2 miles of, the route of the Esk Valley Walk. Overnight stops in the National Park are shown in the order of the walk, from west to east, Castleton to Whitby. 

We don't include accommodation in Whitby, at the end of the walk, but the town has lots of options for those wanting to extend their stay for a few days - our general accommodation page has some more ideas.

Please note:

  • Inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation
  • If you would like your business to be considered for this guide (and it is on or near the trail, as outlined below), please contact j.brown@northyorkmoors.org.uk

On the trail = Esk Valley Walk passes, or is within 100 yards of, the accommodation

Near the trail = Nearest point of Esk Valley Walk is within 2 miles of the accommodation (some places offer pick-ups)

Castleton

Small moorland village
Esk Valley Railway station
Facilities – 2 pubs, café, post office, shop, toilets

Downe Arms

Pub/inn
Near the trail

01287 660223
www.thedownearms.co.uk

Eskdale Inn

Pub/inn
On the trail

01287 660333
www.theeskdalecastleton.co.uk

Blakey Rigg

Isolated moorland halt
Facilities – pub

Lion Inn

Pub/inn
On the trail

01751 417320
www.lionblakey.co.uk

Danby and Ainthorpe

Moorland villages in Danby Dale
Esk Valley Railway station in Danby village

Facilities – 2 pubs, bakery-café, shop, toilets

Butterwitts Farm

B&B (Easter-Oct only)
Near the trail

01287 669020
www.butterwittsfarm.co.uk

Church House Farm

B&B
On the trail

01287 669303
www.churchhousefarmyorkshire.co.uk

Duke of Wellington

Pub/inn
On the trail

01287 660351
www.dukeofwellingtondanby.co.uk

Fox & Hounds Inn

Pub/inn
On the trail

01287 660218
www.foxandhounds-ainthorpe.com

Rowantree Farm

B&B
Near the trail

01287 660396
www.rowantreefarm.co.uk

Lealholm

Riverside village
Esk Valley Railway station
Facilities – pub, café, shop, post office, toilets

Board Inn

Pub/inn
On the trail

01947 897279
www.theboardinn.com

High Park Farm

B&B (April to Nov only)
Near the trail

01947 897416
www.highparklealholm.co.uk

Furnace Farm

B&B
Near the trail

01947 897271
www.furnacefarm.co.uk

Glaisdale

Hillside village
Esk Valley Railway station (on trail but out of village)
Facilities – pub, shop, post office, toilets

Arncliffe Arms

Pub/inn
On the trail

01947 897555
www.arncliffearms.com

Bank House Farm

Camping barn/bunkbarn/B&B
Near the trail

01947 897297
www.bankhousefarmhostel.co.uk

Beggars Bridge

B&B (April to mid-Oct only)
On the trail

01947 897409
www.beggarsbridge.co.uk

Greenhowe

B&B
On the trail

01947 897217
www.greenhowe.co.uk

Red House Farm

B&B
Near the trail

01947 897242
www.redhousefarm.com

Egton Bridge

Riverside village
Esk Valley Railway station
Facilities – 2 pubs

Broom House

B&B
Near the trail

01947 895279
www.broom-house.co.uk

Horseshoe Hotel

Pub/inn
On the trail

01947 895245
www.thehorseshoehotel.co.uk

The Old Mill

B&B (April-Oct only)
On the trail

01947 895351
www.theoldmillegtonbridge.com

Postgate Inn

Pub/inn
On the trail

01947 895241
www.postgateinn.com

Grosmont

Valley village
Esk Valley Railway station & North Yorkshire Moors Railway (steam)
Facilities – pub, cafés, shop, post office, toilets

Gallery

B&B
Near the trail

07768 743633
www.chrisgeall.com

Grosmont House

B&B 
Near the trail

01947 895699
www.grosmonthouse.co.uk

Linten House

B&B
Near the trail

01947 895386
www.coast2coast.co.uk/lintenhouse

Station Tavern

Pub/inn
Near the trail

01947 895060
http://stationtaverngrosmont.com

Sleights

Hillside village outside Whitby
Esk Valley Railway station & North Yorkshire Moors Railway (steam)
Facilities – 2 pubs, shops, bakery, café

Beechlands

B&B
Near the trail

01947 811137
www.sleightswhitbybandb.co.uk

Netherby House

B&B
Near the trail

01947 810211
www.netherby-house.co.uk

Plough Inn

Pub/inn
Near the trail

01947 810412
www.ploughinnsleights.co.uk

Rowan Tree House

B&B
Near the trail

07950 022 701
www.rowantreehousesleights.co.uk

Ryedale House

B&B (Easter-Oct only)
Near the trail

01947 810534
www.ryedalehouse.co.uk

Salmon Leap Hotel

B&B
Near the trail

01947 810233
www.salmonleaphotel.com

Ruswarp

Small village on outskirts of Whitby
Esk Valley Railway station & North Yorkshire Moors Railway (steam)
Facilities – pub, shop

Cherry Blossom

B&B
Near the trail

01947 603005
www.cherryblossomwhitby.co.uk

Ruswarp Hall

Hotel
Near the trail

01947 602801
www.ruswarphallhotel.co.uk