Friday, 18 May 2012

A-Walking - from Scaling to Sleights

Our walks on Sunday, 13th May, were all 'local' walks on the North York Moors - each one finishing in Sleights. The A-Walk was led by the Club Chairman - Bill McTimoney (pictured below).

We set off from Scaling Dam (on the A171 road) at about 10:03 am. The initial part of our route took us north to the small village of Scaling and then, in an easterly direction, across Roxby Moor towards Newton Bank {NZ 781 141}. From here, we descended in a northerly direction to Newton Mulgrave and Hinderwell.
Leaving Hinderwell in an easterly direction along the road (Runswick Lane), our route now took us to Runswick Bank Top. We now made a steep descent down into Runswick Bay where we stopped for a delightful lunch-stop - sitting in the glorious sunshine watching the sea.
After lunch we walked across Runswick Sands towards Hob Holes where we re-joined the Cleveland Way (CW) long-distance footpath. We followed this in an easterly directon - making our way to Kettleness and Sandsend.
Leaving the CW at Sandsend, we climbed up the road towards Raven Hill Farm and then followed the public footpaths in a southerly direction to Raithwaite. Just after passing The Lake (on our left), we took a short tea-stop in a grassy field at {NZ 867 112}.
Continuing in a southerly direction, the final part of our route took us to Newholm and Aislaby. Following our descent into Sleights, we had a short social gathering in the local hostelry (The Salmon Leap) before boarding our coach for the trip home.
A big 'thank you' to Bill for providing us with such an interesting day out - which took in some of the most scenic parts of the coastal region of the North York Moors.
A selection of the photos that we took during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Many thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



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