The picturesque village of Commondale is in the northerly area of the North York Moors National Park and is served by the Esk Valley rail line that links Whitby and Middlesbrough. This rail link provided vital transportation for the local brickworks and quarry industry in the 19th and 20th century and evidence of this industry can still be found if you explore the moors around the village. Today, Commondale is a quiet village ideal for a holiday away from it all.
This is a fantastic location for anyone wanting a walking or cycling holiday. There are many paths across the moors from the village centre including a two mile bridleway to the larger village of Castleton. Here there is a selection of pubs, shops and other amenities, and this village is the starting point for the Esk Valley walk. The popular village of Danby lies four miles to the south east and is the location of The National Park Visitor Centre. Eight miles to the west is the village of Great Ayton, the boyhood home of the explorer Captain James Cook, and where you can visit the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum.