There is no road access to Newton Dale Halt.
A small NER style wooden waiting shelter has been erected at the halt (c 2005), it is based on the design of the one which used to stand at Sledmere and Fimber on the closed Malton & Driffield Railway but reduced in size and eliminating the windows.
There are four different waymarked walks from Newtondale Halt, provided by the National Park in conjunction with the Forestry Commission. The walks vary in length and difficulty to suit most walkers. The longer walks take the walker to Levisham station. For the more enthusiastic (and better equipped) walker there are public footpaths leading elsewhere, including Goathland station but definitive maps are advisable.