The Village


Once a bustling community, now a small peaceful village. There is a small church, a public house, and a station which serves the Middlesbrough to Whitby Esk Valley line.

Commondale was once the meeting place of several moorland tracks one of which, The Monks Causeway, ran from Guisborough Priory To Whitby Abbey. The track is still in existence in Commondale running up the side of the village green and over the moor.

One of the major employers in the area used to be the Commondale Brick and Pipe Company, having a large brickworks in the area which is now occupied by the Ravengill Scout Camp. Examples of Commondale brick can still be seen in the village.

An interesting excursion would be to take the train to Grosmont and then join the famous North York Moors steam railway, travelling through beautiful countryside to Pickering.

There are lots of lovely and interesting walks across the moors from Commondale, one being a bridle way to Castleton, approx 2 miles, where you will find shops, and public houses one of which is currently being renovated and hopes to serve meals to a very high standard as well as bar meals.

The bridle way from the cottage