South-east from the car park through Greenhow Plantation to the point where the Forestry Commission track meets a public footpath near Clogger’s Hall. South uphill to meet the Cleveland Way at the top of Jackson’s Bank before heading east via Round Hill to Bloworth Crossing. North-west on the Cleveland Way above Greenhow Bank for about two miles then slightly downhill to reach the viewpoint on Ingleby Bank. Following a western descent to Bank Foot, it’s south along the bridleway which skirts the edge of the Battersby Plantation woodland, then west across farmland back to the starting point by way of West Wood Farm. A 10-mile walk in the North York Moors.
Recommended Ordnance Survey Map
The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of the North York Moors Western Area, reference OS Explorer OL26, 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.
Looking back as we climb the grassy path through Greenhow Plantation to the top of Jackson’s Bank.
The view from Jackson’s Bank. Farmland around Ingleby Greenhow is enclosed by a U-shaped section of the Cleveland Hills.
Lynn looks north and spots Roseberry Topping in the distance.
The view north-west from the Cleveland Way towards another length of the Cleveland Hills which links Hasty Bank, Cold Moor, Cringle Moor and Carlton Moor.
Triangulation pillar on Round Hill, Urra Moor, height 454 metres (1490 feet). This is the highest point in the North York Moors National Park.
It’s August and the distinctive purple tones of the blossoming heather are lovely.
Heading along the moorland track to Ingleby Bank. Roseberry Topping is visible on the horizon in the centre of the picture.
Amazing views from Ingleby Bank across North Yorkshire and the North York Moors.
There’s a footpath in there somewhere! But in the summer bracken often takes over.
Bank Foot’s very own ‘Grim Sheeper’.