POSTPONED - Esk Valley Walk
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Join Steven and the OutdoorLads for a challenging route following the Esk Valley Walk from the upper valley to meet the coast at Whitby.
This linear walk will be at a steady faster pace with a fair few stops for snacks along the route.
There will be varied scenery from heather moorland, pasture, riverside and woodland passing through several picture postcard villages.
The first part of the walk ascends to reach a viewpoint north of the valley before descending to a village with a nice tea shop and pub.
The railway line is never too far away and the train will be used to return to the start point.
So if you want to mark VE anniversary day with a walk in the glorious Yorkshire countryside come along and stretch your legs.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You will need a lot of liquid refreshments at least 2.5 litres of water or fruit squash. Fresh fruit and snacks as well as a packed lunch are recommended. There will be places along the way where you can buy drinks.