A circular from Ingleby Greenhow

  • A walk in the forest
  • Set against the backdrop of Battersby Moor
  • Choose your own route in the valley

Battersby Moor towers over the 11th century village of Ingleby Greenhow but on this occasion I chose to keep low and explore the valley and forestry beneath the moors. The wide forestry tracks provided easy walking and the sound of wood cutting creates its own special atmosphere. This is particularly so in Autumn and the whole walk reminded me of a November crossing of the Southern Upland Way

I could not get a good view of Ingleby Manor but the pretty farmhouses, particularly Shepherd’s Close, gave the valley a tranquil and laid back feel that only enhanced the atmosphere created by dense forestry. It is a place to discover your own route (you are trapped in the valley so cannot go far wrong) with the knowledge that you will eventually emerge for a pleasant pint at the Dudley Arms…something that never seemed to happen on the Southern Upland Way!

Recommend:  Explore St Andrew’s Church, the low Norman design is unusual in this area.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 582063. Ingleby Greenhow. Park near the Dudley Arms and walk east through the village before taking the track towards Bank Foot
Height to Climb: 160 ms (525 feet)
Terrain: Forestry tracks/roads, which can become muddy but clear, form the basis of the walk. However the non forestry path from New Sheepfold to West Farm I found difficult!
Eating & Drinking: The Dudley Arms is currently being refurbished (Oct 2012) and will hopefully now add quality to its undoubted character
Similar Walks Nearby: Hasty Bank & the Wainstones
Exploring Crinkle Moor
Captain Cook’s Adventure
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