Friday, 25 October 2013

A-Walking: Osmotherley to Sutton Bank via Arden Hall

Our three walks on Sunday, 20th October, each took place in the south-western region of the North York Moors. The A-Walk started from Osmotherley, the B-walk commenced at Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe and the C-Walk followed a circular route from Sutton Bank. All of the walks finished at the Visitors' Centre at Sutton Bank.
The A-Walk was led by Jeff Hunt - pictured below. There were seven walkers in the group. The route covered a distance of 15.8 miles and took in Oak Dale, Square Corner, Thorodale, Arden Hall, Delicar Bridge and Cold Kirby.
Jeff Hunt - A-Walk leader

From our drop-off location in the centre of Osmotherley we followed the Cleveland Way (CW) in an easterly direction through Oak Dale and up to Square Corner. From the car park, we continued along the CW in a southerley direction until we reached the footpath junction at {SE 491 922}. Taking the path on our left, we made our way in an easterly direction towards Harker Yates Ridge and then descended into Thorodale. Continuing in an easterly direction we made our way towards North Moor Wood where we stopped for lunch.
After lunch, we made our way to Arden Hall and then circled around the southern side of Coomb Hill in order to reach Church Bridge. We followed the road in a southerly direction in order to get to Delicar Bridge and then headed south across the fields to Sunnybank Farm and Dale Town. We then had a good climb in order to reach the road junction near Murton Grange. Continuing our southerly trek, we made our way to Murton Woods and our tea-stop location at {SE 532 866}.
Leaving the tea-stop location, we continued on our southerly bearing until we reached Cold Kirby. From here we followed a good track (Cote Moor Road) until we reached the A170 road near the Hambleton Inn. After a short walk along the road, we went along a good track through Kilburn Moor Plantation and then made our way north towards the Visitors' Centre at Sutton Bank - where the walk ended.
Many thanks to Jeff for leading the walk.
A selection of some of the photos that were taken during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



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