A dry day, cloudy with some sunshine but a cool breeze which makes the day cold when the sun dissapears behind clouds. A 9-10 mile walk starting from the viewing point for the Hole of Horcum, a spectacular hollow carved by glacial melt-water. The route begins with a descent into the hollow crossing fields and a beck before climbing along the wooded valley sides at Levisham Brow. Continue up to the pretty village of Levisham which has a broad central green with stone cottages either side. Eat lunch on a bench overlooking the chapel and small village green. Crossing open fields we then descend gradually, enjoying the views across Newton dale, a lovely wooded valley with the distant hills of the North York Moors area. Take a slight detour to Skelton Tower, a ruin overlooking the dale and with good views of the steam railway line below; see a steam train heading north to Whitby, a spectacular sight. Then continue along moorland terrain, thankfully dry, through Levisham Bottoms and taking another detour to a hunt out a small waterfall which proves difficult to get to due to fencing obscuring the path and the boggy conditions along the beck. Enjoy a rest overlooking the moorland before returning to the car at the Horcum Dike car park. A good walk with wonderful views.