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|Author: DebbieK, Published: 10 Jan 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, N York Moors|
|This is a 4 mile circular walk encompassing some steep hills and tremendous views across the North York Moors as you progress around Captain Cook's Monument. |
There are two steep hills on this walk, one at the beginning and another three quarters of the way through the walk. Walkers should be aware that there are some stone path descents which will be slippery in excessive wet or icy weather. There are no stiles.
Please note that there is nowhere to purchase refreshments at the car park or during the walk.
The walk starts and finishes at Gribdale Gate car park where there is ample free parking. Follow signs out of Great Ayton towards Easby Woods. The closest postcode is TS9 6.
|Start to Monument|
Start point: 54.491 lat, -1.0877 long
Leave the car park through the gate marked with the Gribdale Gate sign Cleveland way sign to Kildale (2.5 miles).
|Monument to fork in path|
Start point: 54.4831 lat, -1.0907 long
At the monument turn directly left and follow the path through the shrubbery, towards a dry stone wall. Pass through the gap in the dry stone wall and continue down the path. Be careful on this path in wet or icy weather as the stones can get quiet slippery. Continue straight on at the bottom.
|Fork in path to main road|
Start point: 54.4843 lat, -1.0814 long
Once you’ve passed through the gate, continue straight down the path. At the end of the clearing you will reach a fire road, turn right on this road up the small hill. As you descend the hill, pass through the gate towards a road. As you progress towards the road take note of the great views on the opposite side of the road.
|Main road past farm barn|
Start point: 54.4862 lat, -1.0671 long
Follow road as it winds down, you’ll pass a farm house on the right and a barn on the left, surrounded by fields. Progress up the incline and through the gate just after the barn.
|Barn to moorland|
Start point: 54.492 lat, -1.0658 long
Once through the gate, it is a fairly steep climb up the hill to the top of the moorland, continue up this hill passing through a gate three quarters of the way up.
|Moorland to end|
Start point: 54.4986 lat, -1.0655 long
As you pass over the moorland you’ll see Captain Cooks Monument on your left over the top of sweeping pastures. Take a slightly left fork as you start the decent, with the monument directly in front of you. Again be careful on the stone path as in wet and icy weather the path could be slippery. As you reach the bottom of the path, turn left and then right continuing through the moorland.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author DebbieK and may not be reproduced without permission.
great first walk. beautiful views with a range of different landscapes.
|By pruden85 on 30 Apr 2016|
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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