Ingleby Moor and Greenhow Bank Walk

Ingleby Moor and Greenhow Bank Walk

We’ve done this walk a fair few times now I think it’s based on a walk from a pathfinder guide we’ve had for years. It’s  a brilliant walk no matter what the weather, It’s especially fun in the snow. There are also plenty of options for making the walk longer such as turning left at the bottom of Greenhow bank and goring through the fields past low farm, or walking up to Bloworth Crossing and doubling back on your self before going down Grenehow bank The first path is  a bit of a strange one as it goes up someone’s drive then between a fence, it’s usually quite over grown and muddy so it’s easy to miss the sign at the bottom of their drive. Length: 10 miles Start/Finish: Car Park near the Church or school in...

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Cold Moor and Urra Moor from Chop Gate.

Cold Moor and Urra Moor from Chop Gate.

This is another one of those walks we seem to to quite a lot, it’s got lots of nice scenery and some stunning views. It’s got a couple of nice bits of ascent and descent to get the heart going. The weather was sunny with a slight breeze for the most part although for the last 2 miles the heavens opened and we got our share of the recent torrential rain. We also had to make two small detours, the first on our way up to the Wainstones as there were lots of cows blocking the gate, so we skirted round the edge and hopped over the gap in the fence to re join the path. Secondly the path over Urra Moor was undergoing some restoration work so we followed the way markers that ran parallel to the path and crossed over the stream slightly further up the...

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Hutton-le-Hole, Bank Top and Lastingham Walk

Hutton-le-Hole, Bank Top and Lastingham Walk

With the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show we we’d both taken a day off so were at a bit of a loose end and decided to try a new walking route out up on the moors and then visit Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2012 The route is a shortened version of a 20mile walk I had planned for a day when we have more time, it can easily be extended to visit Rosedale, Appleton Le Moors and Cropton. There are also lots of options for paths once you hit Ana Cross some are boggier than others, we followed the wide sandy track due to all the rain we’ve been having lately. Length: Just over 10 miles Start/Finish: SE 706 903 (or the car park in Hutton-le-Hole at SE 705 901) Refreshments: Tea rooms and the excellent Crown Inn at Hutton-le-Hole, Cafe’s and...

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Farndale Daffodil Walk

Farndale Daffodil Walk

This is a short but stunning walk if you pick the right time of year, as there are literally thousands of daffodils covering the ground as far as the eye can see. It’s best not to go on a weekend as it’s usually packed with tourists but you really do need to go and give it a go sometime. It’s also not far from some excellent moorland haunts and coastal villages so you can always do it as part of a day out. If you want to make it a bit longer you can head past the Feversham arms up the bank to The Lion at Blakey Ridge or take one of the many paths that lead up and around the valley. Distance: 4 Miles Terrain: Woodland paths Best time of year: Spring so the daffodil’s are in full bloom. Refreshments: Daffy Cafe at High mill and Feversham arms...

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Fairfield Horseshoe Walk

Fairfield Horseshoe Walk

In good weather the Fairfield hoseshoe is one of the most beautiful walking routes in the Lake District, unfortunately for us the weather on this occasion, for the most part was anything but good. Length : 11.4 miles Terrain: Tracks, paths, some steep ascent and descent, Refreshments: Nothing en route but plenty of places in Ambleside and Rydal. Things to look out for: Rydal Mount, Rydal Church, the views from the top. Start/finish: Carpark near Rydal Kit Taken: O/R rucksack, Aku Boots,X-socks airforce 1, X-bionic baselayer pants,  Montane Terra Convert Pant, Berghaus Smoulder Hoodie, Rab Super Dru Jacket, Montain Air Pant, First Aid Kit, Leatherman, Buff, Berghaus Tech T, 2 bottles of water, Iphone, Timex Expedition watch, Petzl Tikka Plus 2,  Garmin GPS...

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