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|Clay Bank and Greenhow Bottom|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 02 Jun 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, N York Moors|
|A 3 mile circular walk from Clay Bank in the N York Moors. The walk has spectacular views throughout the journey across Greenhow Bottom, with its picturesque farms and Rosebury Topping as a backdrop. |
The route follows half well-made forest tracks and half mud bridleways/paths the latter of which can get very muddy in wet weather. There are no stiles or gates and the walk includes many climbs and descents, one climb being fairly steep. Approximate time 1.5 hours.
The walk starts from the Forestry Commission Clay Bank car park. From Great Brougton, head south on the B1257 for about three miles. The car park can be found on the left directly alongside the junction with the minor road signed to Ingleby Greenhow. Nearest post code TS9 6RF.
|Start to Forest Track|
Start point: 54.4242 lat, -1.1195 long
Leave the car park via the entrance gate and turn left down the minor road signed to Ingleby Greenhow. Follow the lane heading fairly steeply downhill and after about 0.3 miles, just after a left hand bend, look out on the right for a stone forest track heading uphill into the woods.
|Forest Track to Bridleway|
Start point: 54.4244 lat, -1.1129 long
Turn right onto this track and continue alongside the vehicle barrier. Follow the forest track heading steadily uphill. At the brow of the first climb, the trees on the left give way to provide great views across the valley below. In the distance on a clear day, you’ll be able to see the distinctive outline of Rosebury Topping (another great local walk for those seeking more of a challenge).
|Bridleway to View Point|
Start point: 54.4182 lat, -1.0945 long
Turn right opposite the gate onto the bridleway heading steeply up into the woods, marked with a blue arrow. Take care as you climb as the path can be very slippery when wet. At the top of the slope you’ll come to a crossroads of paths. Turn right here on the wide track heading more steadily uphill.
|View Point to End|
Start point: 54.4224 lat, -1.1065 long
Ingleby Greenhow is a large parish covering around 7,000 acres on the northern slopes of the Cleveland Hills, which shut it in completely on the south and east. The parish takes its name from the green hill at the south end (the term ‘how’ probably being derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning hill or mound). The hill slopes rapidly down from a height of about 450 metres into the deep hollow valley in front of you known as Greenhow Bottom. From this high view point, you get to appreciate the whole area, with views across 180 degrees. On clear days you’ll be able to see Rosebury Topping, the nearby wind turbines and, in the far distance, the industrial frontage at Redcar on the North East coast.
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The post code on this walk is drastically wrong I live in North Yorkshire and it tells me it's a 5 hour drive?!
|By emmacav85 on 2016-10-09 08:45:25|
Good walk. Exactly 3 miles but app showed 4. Went in November and very muddy but fine for the adventurous :)
|By goodgabba on 2016-11-12 16:18:09|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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