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|Cawthorn Roman Camps|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 11 May 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Pickering|
|A 1 mile circular easy-access walk around Cawthorn Roman Camps in North Yorkshire, discovering the earthwork remains of Roman fortifications and spectacular views across the North York Moors. |
The path around the camps is mainly a hard, compacted surface and is fairly level. There is a short, undulating section on grass and wet weather may affect this section’s accessibility. There are no stiles, steps or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate two single gates. In dry weather the route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The site is exposed and quite often subjected to chilly winds so wrap up warm. Entrance to the Roman Camps is free and dogs are welcome. Allow 45 minutes.
From Pickering, on the A170, take Middleton Road, then follow Swainsea Lane. After 5.5km (3.4 miles) turn left at the T-junction. In 0.75km (0.5 miles) turn right onto the access track, signed to Cawthorn Roman Camps. Follow the track ahead and then swinging right to reach the car park in the trees. The post code YO18 8QQ will take you to the northern end of Swainsea Lane, from where you can pick up these directions. There is ample parking, including space specifically reserved for disabled drivers.
|Start to View Point|
Start point: 54.2963 lat, -0.799 long
Make your way to the welcome information board in the corner of the car park. Standing facing this information board, turn left to join the stone path (waymarked with a Roman helmet symbol). You will be following these waymarks for the full loop around the camps. At the first fork keep right and pass through the single wooden gate to enter the fenced area of the Roman Camps. Keep ahead on the stone path, passing an area of open heath on your left and then winding through the woodland.
|View Point to End|
Start point: 54.2999 lat, -0.8022 long
Take time to enjoy the views from this spectacular vantage point. The vistas from the viewpoint almost defy description, seeming to stretch forever on a clear day. From this vantage point the splendour of the North York Moors quite literally unfolds in front of you – across Cropton Forest and on across the beautiful moors.
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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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