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The Blue Man Walk
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:

Blue man on a white background

Length of trail:

15 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

A trail for the more serious walker connecting Broxa and Dalby Forests via Langdale Forest.

Public transport is not available to the start of the route but is available from or within 3 miles of Low Dalby Village - check the National Park's Moorsbus service.

The walk ends at Allerston on the A170 12 miles west of Scarborough. Use OS Outdoor Leisure Map 27. Start Grid ref is SE 964945. End Grid ref is SE 877831. The route follows forest roads, earth tracks and paths some of which are narrow and steep in places. 

Although the route is waymarked the posts sometimes become overgrown or are removed by other users, we stongly recommend that you take a map of the route with you to find your way.


What do other visitors say?

Managed to walk the whole of this last Friday. First bit was OK until you get to the field on Langdale Forest. All the signs there have been taken away and we had to follow the OS map which was not 100% accurate. Birch Hall though Dalby Forest is good and most signs still exist although once you start heading to Allerston and the end some more signs are missing. We just happened to know another path to the top which we filled to where a couple more signs took you to end.

Jonathan, 17/Aug/2015

Thanks for the feedback we will have a look at the signage on this walk.

Forestry Commission Response

We were enjoying this beautifuL walk today, but unfortunately encountered six motorbikes speeding along the section of footpath which follows the river below Crosscliffe/Bickley. One of the riders became very abusive, threatening even, when we suggested that the route was for walkers only. Unfortunately the signs forbidding the use of motorcycles/ off road vehicles doesn't seem to be a deterrent. Some kind of fencing with a stile at each end of this section would probably be helpful .

Anonymous, 14/Jun/2014

Thank you for your comments. We encourage all sightings of illegal off road vehicles to be reported to the police on 101 to allow a record of the incident to be registered. Fencing or stiles are not always appropriate due to designations on routes. We will review the signage and replace where this is not in place.

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