Saturday, 31 January 2009

Sunday Walking to Chop Gate

On Sunday, 1st February, the Stockton Rambling Club will have three
walks in the North-Western area of the North York Moors. All walks will finish in Chop Gate {SE 558 993} - see the following map.

The A-walk will start at Ingleby Greenhow {NZ 582 063} and will
take in Bank Foot, part of the Cleveland Way, Beak Hills and Brian's Pond.

The B-walk will also commence at Ingleby Greenhow and will visit the Incline, part of the Cleveland Way, Clay Bank and Garfitt Gap.

The C-walk will set off from Clay Bank
{NZ 572 035} and will pass through Urra, Beacon Guest and Oak House Farm.

After the walks, tea and scones will be served in the Village Hall.

This is a Route 1 coach pick up (Billingham: 9.30 am, Stockton: 9.45 am and Acklam: 10.00 am).



At 1 February 2009 at 14:27 , Blogger philbee said...

We had an excellent day today - the Rambling Club coach was pretty fall (despite the dismal weather forcast).

There were six of us on the A-walk: PB, RB, CH, WM, JP and MT. We set off from Ingleby Greenhow at about 10.20 am and headed in a south-westly direction to Bank Foot where we climbed up onto the high ground above Battersby Plantation. Here we joined the Cleveland Way (CW). We followed this in a southerly direction along Igleby Moor to Incline Top where we turned onto a westerly bearing. We followed this to Round Hill and subsequently descended to Clay Bank.

We had lunch in the entrance to Hasty Bank Farm - using the gorse bushes to take shelter from the cold wind, hail-stones and snow. After our short lunch stop we headed west (passing the Wain Stones on our right) to meet (fleetingly) the CW again at NZ 554 085. From here we took a south-westerly bearing and climbed up onto Cold Moor in order to reach Beak Hills. Continuing on this bearing we passed through High Clay House, climbed up onto Wath and then descended to the woods at NZ 531 008. After negotiating the woods we had a good hard climb up onto Bilsdale West Moor in order to reach Brian's Pond and Barker's Craggs.

After a short 'drinks' stop, we headed south to Green Howe and Cock Howe. Now we turned east, dropping down to Chop Gate where we met our coach in the car park of the Village Hall. Some of us partook of tea and crumpets in the village hall before we set off for home.


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