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Westerdale Village


Local Amenities
Accommodation in Westerdale
Local Sights
Community Groups
Heritage (History, Geology & Archaeology)

Westerdale war memorial

The Millennium Cross
at Westerdale

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This village and surrounding dales may have been thus named because it is the most westerly dale in the Esk Valley. The River Esk rises here where several becks known as the Esklets and other streams merge to form the Esk.

Danby Parish Plan
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Local Amenities

A picturesque village.

Westerdale is a picturesque village set in a quiet dale surrounded by open moorland, amenities available include:

  • place of worship - Christ Church C of E
  • public phone box
  • public toilets

The prefix of the Post Code for Westerdale is YO21-.

Westerdale News is a website run by a villager and is always up to date with news from the village and surrounding area.

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Accommodation in Westerdale

Holiday Cottages


Pet & Family Friendly Self Catering Accommodation

Daleside Lodge Self Catering Accommodation in Westerdale The view of the valley of Westerdale

Daleside lodge is a family friendly and pet friendly holiday lodge located in a very scenic area of the North Yorkshire national park suitably remote but only twenty minutes from Whitby and the North Yorkshire heritage coastline and beaches. Popular tourist centres and cities such as York, Harrogate and Newcastle are all within a one and half hour drive.
It is a quiet and relaxing place if you feel lazy. For ramblers it is beautiful walking country with the Cleveland way and the coast to coast routes passing not far away. Daleside Lodge sleeps six, offers all the usual comforts of a holiday cottage plus solid fuel and log burning stove, internet access, television, DVD and small barbecue. CLICK HERE to find out more or to book your stay.

Telephone us on: +44 (0)1287 660312

Or write to:
Jackie and Ian Crowther,
Daleside farm, Wood End, Westerdale, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 2DX
Or e-mail us on

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Local Sights

Westerdale has a select few country walks.

There is evidence of some early settlements here with a field system being noted by the ordnance survey maps and also mention of several circular hut 'cavities' in Bulmers History & directory of North Yorkshire 1890.

Baysdale Abbey lies some 3 1/2 miles to the West of Westerdale and was once home to an order of Cistercian nuns.

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Community Groups

The following is are details of local none profit making Community Service Group or Registered Charitable Organisation, serving this community.

There are many community groups serving the area and it our intention to bring you details of their activities, if you are an organiser or member of a group or organisation and would like to see your details here, please contact us on



Abbeyfield Logo, where older people find care in housing

The ABBEYFIELD ESK MOORS SOCIETY was set up in 1999 by a group of local residents from the Upper Esk Valley. There is scant provision for older residents of the valley to remain in the valley when they become unable to manage by themselves or when, often by the loss of husband or wife, they become lonely, so having lived many years here, they have to leave familiar surroundings, their friends, their doctor and their minister. So the society was formed. The Executive Committee consists of 15 residents of the valley. The Chairman is Mrs. Linda Lloyd of Castleton.

CLICK HERE NOWIf you want to find out more about the society and what the can offer.

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Research is currently being carried out to bring you further details of Westerdales heritage

Once noted for it's pure bred shorthorn cattle the parish contains many farms as well as Westerdale village. Westerdale is surrounded on all sides by the rugged moorlands and is described as a quiet dale tucked away in the Heart of the North Yorkshire Moors.

If you have any knowledge or have information about local History, Folklore, Geology & Archaeology which you think would be of interest to other please contact us.

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