North from Square Corner past Chequers and along High Lane to the woodland on Limekiln Bank. South-east to Swainby Shooting House then east across Whorlton Moor and Black Moor to meet a bridleway near Osmotherley Stones. South-west via Arnsgill Ridge to Low Cote Farm and finally west along a minor road back to the car park. A 13-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.
The view north-east across Scugdale (left) and Snotterdale (right) from Stony Ridge.
Looking north from Stony Ridge towards Whorl Hill just south of Faceby.
Lovely pattern on a boulder next to the track across Stony Ridge.
Swainby Shooting House between Whorlton Moor and Osmotherley Moor.
The view down into Scugdale from Black Moor.
On the horizon, Bilsdale Transmitting Station on Bilsdale West Moor.
Lunch on Arnsgill Ridge.
Rye Farm, with Snilesworth Lodge sheltered by the trees in the background.
That udder could definitely do with being emptied!
The view south-west across Locker Low Moor towards the hills of Black Hambleton (right) and Arden Great Moor (left).
Black Hambleton, maximum height 400 metres (1312 feet).