Moors of Crosby Ravensworth

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  • Good moorland walking above Crosby
  • Start in the village of Crosby Ravensworth
  • Historical settlements and a heros grave

It is always great returning to an area that you have tasted a few years before. Well I returned to the same moors over Crosby Ravensworth which I had been sweating over on the Coast to Coast a few years back and I was keen to return. The weather was better this time (not great), my Coast to Coast day being a nightmare of route finding in damp misty October weather.  This time, I enjoyed the high moorland walking, the challenge of finding Robin Hood’s grave (if ever something is unlikely this pile of stones being our cult hero’s resting place is) and even dodging the cows on the return besides Crosby Beck.

The views were better but anything far afield was  shrouded in haze and murk, I am assured though they are excellent in good weather, as is the limestone scenery which makes walking so easy. I always enjoy though the airy, lonely walking on high moors and this is no exception

Recommend: If you have time have a walk down to the pretty village of Maulds Meaburn

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Crosby Ravensworth map

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL19 Howgills & the Upper Eden Valley Buy Map
Start Point: NY 621145. Park in the centre of Crosby Ravensworth and then walk south along the main road to Town Head, taking the public bridleway when the road bends left.
Height to Climb: 388 ms (1273 feet)
Terrain: The Coast to Coast is not recognized by the lads at the Ordnance Survey for some reason so the path is not marked but is obvious when you hit it near a wooden post.
Eating & Drinking: The Butchers Arms in Crosby Ravensworth offers good food and beer all day except Tuesday.
Similar Walks Nearby: Village on the River Lyvennet
Orton & Great Ayton Scars
The ‘Other’ Borrowdale
Places to Stay: Crake Trees Manor, nr Orton