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Hasty Bank & the Wainstones

  • Great views from the high ridge of Hasty Bank
  • Interesting formation of sandstone boulders
  • Enjoy the low level return above Bilsdale


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I was intrigued by the Wainstones and headed up Hasty Bank to find them,. I had no idea what to expect (even though I passed them on the Coast to Coast walk but was so tired at the time they meant nothing) and was pleasantly surprised to find a jumble of sandstone rocks seemingly thrown randomly on to Hasty Bank for no ryme or reason. Wain may have come from wagon but goodness knows why – the reality is they are a good picnic spot and good fun to explore (childs playground territory!) Much more impressive though are the wonderful views, particularly down Bilsdale, and the lovely return walk on the south side of Hasty Bank.

Recommend: Unless the rain is falling take the open path to the south back to Carlton Bank and not the dark, predictable forest track to the north recommended by most.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 572035 Park in the free car park on Clay Bank, then cross the road and head steeply up Hasty Bank on the Cleveland Way
Height to Climb: 162 ms (525 feet)
Terrain: There are good paths throughout and easy to follow although the climb up Hasty Bank has become rather eroded despite the best efforts of the National Park
Eating & Drinking: Lord Stones cafe is a great little find on Carlton Bank and a great reason to do this walk.. Try it
Similar Walks Nearby: Circuit from Ingleby Greenhow
High Moors over Carlton
Captain Cook’s Adventure
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