North from Kepwick along Bridge Beck Lane, then east via Nab Farm to reach the Cleveland Way on Arden Great Moor, south of Black Hambleton. South then south-east across the Hambleton Hills to High Paradise, continuing to the minor road on Sneck Yate Bank. South-west to the village of Boltby before heading north-west through Boltby Forest on paths and forestry tracks. Finally north-east along Windygill Ridge to get to Gallow Hill, then north-west back to the starting point. An 11-mile walk in the North York Moors.
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.
The track between Bridge Beck Lane and The Nab, on the northern periphery of French Hill Wood.
The view east from Nab Farm towards the Hambleton Hills.
Lime kiln by the side of the path on Kepwick Moor.
The view north across Kepwick Moor to Black Hambleton.
Looking back at the Nab Farm / Kepwick Moor path which follows the course of a dry stone wall.
Information point alongside the Cleveland Way on Arden Great Moor. Six miles to the south is Sutton Bank and five miles to the north is Osmotherley.
High Paradise, which according to its website is a traditional 16th-century moorland farmhouse with a tearoom and six self-catered rooms. It is also a camping, event and wedding venue.
Visit https://www.highparadise.co.uk for more information.
The woodland route just south of High Paradise.
The beautiful and very peaceful village of Boltby nestled beneath the Hambleton Hills.
Holy Trinity Church in Boltby, founded in 1409 and rebuilt in 1802.
Rough Fell rams just north of Boltby.
Narrow path through Boltby Forest.
Silver birch woodland on Black Hill between Gallow Hill and Atlay Bank.
The view down to Kepwick as we descend Atlay Bank.
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