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Walking Route, free entry

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

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Lion Inn>Fat Betty >Danby Head>Danby Rigg>Moors Centre (7.5 miles/12.07 km/4 hours)

Bus set down Blakey (Lion Inn); Return from Danby (Moors Centre).

The route can be tricky around Danby Head and across Danby Rigg.

Save time? Ask the driver to drop you off 1 mile north of the Lion Inn at the road junction by Young Ralph Cross.

It is essential that anyone embarking on a walk across the Moors is properly equipped (water-proof walking boots, waterproof clothing, etc) and have the relevant OS Maps (Explorer OL26) and compass or GPS.

This route crosses open moorland.

Make sure you can do the walk comfortably in the time available - otherwise you may have to wait a week for the next bus back!

Walk Route: This route crosses open moorland.

Access: Best to access using Moors Explorer bus.

Duration: 4 hours

Miles: 9


Free entry


Moors Explorer Walks


High Blakey,
YO62 7LQ



See location of Lion Inn to Danby Moors Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 679997  Lat: 54.38837 Long: -0.95489

EYMS Moors Explorer ME1 is a seasonal bus service - check with service provider 01482 592929. Start point is Lion Inn, High Blakey.

Accessible by Public Transport