The Chop Gate and Wain Stones walk in the North York Moors

North from Chop Gate via Cold Moor Lane, then across Cold Moor to meet the Cleveland Way above Broughton Bank. East to Wain Stones, across Hasty Bank and down to the B1257 road. Up to Urra Moor following the Cleveland Way, then south along a bridleway to Medd Crag. Finally south-west down to Seave Green and the starting point. An 8-mile walk in the North York Moors.


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Cairn on Cold Moor, height 390 metres (1280 feet).


The view across to Wain Stones from Cold Moor.


Cringle Moor as seen from Cold Moor.


The view north from The Cleveland Way on Cold Moor. Roseberry Topping is visible on the horizon (right of centre). The village in the top third of the photo on the left is Great Broughton.


The view north-west from Cold Moor over the Tees Valley lowlands.


Heading east and leaving Cold Moor via the Cleveland Way. Then it’s a climb up Hasty Bank to reach Wain Stones.


Farmland in the Ingleby Greenhow area below the Cleveland Hills.


Wain Stones, a large rocky outcrop on the western end of Hasty Bank.

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Spectacular 360° views from Wain Stones.


The Cleveland Way path across Hasty Bank.


Heading east on the Cleveland Way, first downhill to leave Hasty Bank, then uphill to the top of Urra Moor.


The view west towards Hasty Bank (centre) and Cold Moor (left). Cringle Moor is just visible behind Cold Moor.


The view west towards Hasty Bank, Cold Moor and Cringle Moor.

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Crossing Urra Moor. Not far from here is Round Hill, the highest point in the North York Moors at 454 metres (1490 feet).


Looking over to the southern side of Hasty Bank from Urra Moor.


Stunning scenery near Bilsdale Hall, Seave Green.


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