Thursday, 23 May 2013

A-Walking: Birk Brow to Rosedale Abbey

Our three walks on Sunday, 19th May, each took place in the Danby area of the North York Moors. The A-Walk started from Birk Brow car park, the B-Walk started nearby at Brown Hill and the C-Walk comenced at Castleton Rigg. All of the walks finished in Rosedale Abbey.
The A-Walk was led by Jane Thompson (pictured below). Jane's route took us on a linear southerly trek over a section of the north-eastern area of the North York Moors. There were six walkers in the group and we covered a distance of 16.6 miles.
Jane Thompson - A-Walk leader
After leaving our drop-off location, we made our way over Stanghow Moor and High Moor (using the Quakers' Causeway) in order to reach Brown Hill. We then dropped down (via Sand Hill) to Moorside and Box Hall. Continuing on a south-easterly bearing, we reached the Castleton road at {NZ 681 087}. From here we followed a good track in an easterly direction to reach the village of Danby.
Leaving Danby on a southerly bearing, we climbed up-hill to Ainthorpe and stopped near the Fox & Hounds hostelry for a short lunch-break.
After completing our ascent onto Ainthorpe Rigg, we made our way in a southerly direction to Pinder Howe, Wolf Pit and Trough House - where we had a short tea-stop.
From the tea-stop location, we navigated a route that took us to Seavey Hill and Sturdy Bank. We then had to make quite a steep descent in order to reach the dismantled railway track near Nab Scar. Turning left, we now followed the route of the old railway in a southerly direction until we reached Hill Cottages.
Continuing down-hill from Hill Cottages, our route now took us to the foot-bridge near Low Thorgill Farm. From here we had a pleasant trek (in a south-easterly direction) in order to reach our final destination in Rosedale Abbey.
Click on the following button in order to see some of the photographs that we took during today's expedition.

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



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