Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A-Walking: Barningham to Richmond via Marske

Our three walks on Sunday, 3rd March, each took place in the Gayles area of North Yorkshire. Both the A-walk and the B-walk started at Barningham while the C-walk set off from Newsham. All of the walks finished in Richmond
The A-walk was led by Peter Cull - pictured below. There were fourteen walkers in the group and the distance covered was 15.6 miles.
Peter Cull - A-Walk leader
Departing from our drop-off location in the centre of Barningham, we followed a south-westerly bearing in order to reach the trig point at How Tallon. A little further west (at about 11:29 am) we stopped at the footpath junction {NZ 052 071} for a short coffee break - a somewhat 'unusual' event on A-Walks!
From the coffee-stop location, we moved off in a south-easterly direction across High Moor and made our way to the minor road at {NZ 069 068}. We now followed this road in a southerly direction over Holgate Moor to reach How Gate. At this point, we left the road and made our way across moorland terrain to reach Rake Gate - where we stopped for lunch.
After a pleasant lunch sitting on the bridge across Rake Beck, we walked in a south-easterly direction along Cordilleras Lane to find a footpath on our right at {NZ 098 033}. Following this path, we navigated a route to Orgate Farm, Clints and the picturesque village of Marske.
Leaving the village on a north-easterly bearing, we walked along the road and then crossed some muddy fields in order to reach Applegarth Scar {NZ 120 014}. We stopped here for a short tea-stop.
After our brief break, we set off in an easterly direction and made our way to West Applegarth, East Applegarth and High Leases. From here, we followed a minor road that took us into Richmond where our coach was waiting to take us home.
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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