Saturday, 23 February 2013

A-Walking: Clitherbeck to Great Ayton via Highcliff Nab

Our three walks on Sunday, 17th February, each took place in the north-eastern area of the North York Moors. The A-walk started at Clitherbeck, the B-walk set off from Danby and the C-walk departed from Birkbrow. All walks finished in Great Ayton.
The A-walk was led by John Begley (pictured below). There were thirteen walkers in the group. The distance covered was 17.3 miles.
A-walk leader - John Begley

From our drop-off point on the minor road near Clitherbeck Farm, we made our way across moorland terrain towards Rosedale Intake and then followed the route of Pannierman's Causeway towards Danby Park. From here we moved in a westerly direction in order to reach Castleton and Commondale.
We stopped for lunch at North Ings and then headed north over the moors in order to reach Highcliff Nab. We now followed the route of the Cleveland Way to Gribdale Gate (where we stopped for a short tea stop) and Captain Cook's Monument. Following a steep descent to Borough Green Farm, we next made our way to Low Easby and then headed in a north-westerly direction to Great Ayton - where our coach was waiting to take us home.
Many thanks to John Begley for an excellent day out on the North York Moors.
A selection of some 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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