A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)This walk around Spaunton Moor starts at the second parking area on Chimney Bank above Rosedale at grid reference SE721946. If you have come up from Rosedale you will understand the reason for the warning signs at the top of the hill. Take the moors track off to the south east and follow it to the Ana Cross which is 1km away.
(1)There are good views across the moor and into the Seven valley, which you walk above for a further 2km. The track that you are following - around the moor and above the river valley - is easier to follow on the ground than it appears on the map. Two other moors tracks cross or go off at right angles - keep straight on - and the main track is the most obvious route at the point where the map shows alternatives above Abraham's Hut.
(2)Look out for the footpath that crosses (grid ref. SE740918). It should be obvious as you will have just come back onto the North Yorks Moors Western Area Explorer Map. Here descend down towards the Tranmire Beck.
(3)Cross over the stream, ascend the other side and continue on towards the road up from Lastingham. There is a signpost here that directs you on towards Hutton-le-Hole. Shortly afterwards there is a rather muddy struggle over the Hole Beck stream and then the path continues on to come out on the road above Spaunton.
Turn right along the road.
(4)The bridge over the Fairy Call Beck is a pleasant place to stop for a while then shortly afterwards, as you start to descend into Hutton-le-Hole, turn off right to pick up the Lodge Road that climbs up Hutton Ridge. When the road turns off to the left continue northwards on the track through Low and High Snapes.
(5)Turn right on the moors track and follow it to the road where you turn left and then have just over 500 metres back to the parking place(A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1020ft - Start: Chimney Bank parking area
1 : mi 0.55 - alt. 955ft - Ana Cross
2 : mi 1.65 - alt. 748ft - Abraham's Hut
3 : mi 2.85 - alt. 387ft - Tranmire Beck
4 : mi 4.63 - alt. 404ft - Fairy Call Beck
5 : mi 6.44 - alt. 823ft - High Snapes
D/A : mi 8.09 - alt. 1020ft - Finish: Chimney Bank parking area
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Excellent walk with great (grey) sky
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Beautiful snowy walk & stunning views
A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.
This lovely walk takes you on a tour of upper Farndale; a delightful and peaceful valley in the North York Moors. Starting at Low Mill it heads immediately uphill onto Blakey Ridge and follows the old iron ore railway towards the head of the dale, with great views, before descending into farmland and eventually taking the riverside path back to Low Mill. Where the walking is on the road these are quiet and traffic will be infrequent.
A relatively 'easy' but lengthy North York Moors walk that takes in the railway and mining heritage of the Rosedale valley. The walk also provides some wonderful views of the valley and surrounding moors.
A North York Moors walk that offers miles of easy walking around Farndale. There is some uphill walking at the start but the rewards are some wonderful views.
This North York Moors route has the disdvantage that much of the walk follows quiet moorland roads. However the walks offers some beautiful views of Northdale, Rosedale, the Fryup Dales and Glaisdale.
The North York Moors walk starts from at the Cawthorne Roman Camp site just north of Cawthorne. The circular route takes in sections of the Tabular Hills Walk and Cropton forest walks, the Seven valley and Cropton Banks. On completion of the route there is a circuit of the Roman camps with a panorama which includes a good deal of the walk you have just completed.
This North York Moors circular walk's main focus is to enjoy the views from Rudland Rigg. This is a quiet part of this National Park and you can almost be guaranteed solitude.
This North York Moors walk explores the moorland to the south of the Esk Valley at Egton Bridge. Some of the walk is along roads which are generally relatively traffic free.
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