North-west from High Grantley to Lumley Moor Reservoir, then further north-west to join the Ripon Rowel Walk which leads to a minor road near High Belford. Clockwise around the Crackpots Mosaic Trail in search of the 22 mosaics, visit https://nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Crackpots-Mosaic-Walking-Trail-Nidderdale-AONB.pdf for full details. South, again on the Ripon Rowel Walk to High Skelding, then east via Redmires back to High Grantley. A 12-mile walk in Nidderdale.
The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of Nidderdale, reference OS Explorer 298, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.
Lumley Moor Reservoir, about a mile north-west of High Grantley.
Dallowgill area meadows and farmland as seen from Cast Hills.
Buttressed barn at Bents House.
The Roman Soldier mosaic with Kirkby Malzeard Moor in the background.
Kirkby Malzeard Moor.
The 22 mosaics on the Crackpots Mosaic Trail, depicting local scenes and flora and fauna which might be encountered on the route.
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