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 Ingleby Greenhow

Refreshments: Pub in Ingleby Greenhow, Butchers in Ingleby Greenhow

Things to look out for: The views from the top of the bank, especially across to Roseberry Topping.

Kit Taken: O/R rucksack, Salomon Speedcross 3 CS ,X-socks airforce trekking light, X-bionic baselayer pants,  Montane Terra Convert Pant, Rab Boreas pull on,Berghaus Smoulder Hoodie, Haglofs LIM ultimate, First Aid Kit, Leatherman,, Timex Expedition watch, Buff, Berghaus Tech T, 2 bottles of water, Iphone, Petzl Tikka Plus 2,  Garmin GPS 60 and paper maps.

Instructions

  1. From the car park walk pas the pub, just after the pub you should see a footpath sign on your right, it points up someone’s drive and between two fences.
  2. Follow this path between two wire fences across the fields, over a couple of stiles and follow the path signed Bank Foot.
  3. Climb another stile and follow the path keeping the hedge on your right hand side, before long the path will go through a gap in the hedge continue along the opposite side of the hedge until you reach a lane.
  4. Turn right along the lane, go past the cottage until you reach Bank Foot Farm, go through the gate where the road turns to a track, follow the track as it winds up the bank (you can turn right and go through the woods but its usually really muddy and you miss out on the views) just watch out for bikes and 4×4’s coming down the track as it’s often used for off roading.
  5. when you get to the top you will see a chain bear left at the chain and follow the path until it joins a sandy track, the Cleveland Way.
  6. Just after it joins the track you should reach a cross roads with a sign post in the ground, go straight across here and follow the sandy track across Ingleby Moor. Follow the path along the rim of Grain Beck Valley, you will soon reach a junction, take the path right which bears up hill.
  7. The path then curves left and climbs beyond a mound with a trig point on top.
  8. Skirt around Burton Howe to re join the Cleveland Way.
  9. Follow this for just over a mile before taking the discreet path to your right at incline top, leading onto Greenhow bank, follow the track down the bank, through a gate and onto a road.
  10. Follow the road straight ahead past some cottages, until you reach Bank Foot Farm
  11. From here re trace your route  across the fields back to Ingleby Greenhow for a well deserved pint

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