Ingleby Greenhow Circular Walk via Ingleby Bank

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The walk starts at the quiet village of Ingleby Greenhow, once a busy industrial centre, which since the closure of the railway has now reverted to its original sleepy existence. Initially the path takes us over farmland close to Ingleby Manor before there is a steep climb, through woodland, up Ingleby Bank. The climb is well worth it because we are now rewarded with a fine exhilarating walk across open, sweeping moorland, partially on the Cleveland Way, with superb views throughout.

Just off to the east of the track, look out for a 'hand stone'. These are quite common on these moors and were used to guide travellers across the lonely moors. This stone, dated 1757, has a rock-covered hollow in the top where travellers would leave a few coins for those in more desperate need, a tradition still practised today.

The descent of Greenhow Bank is via the impressive Ingleby Incline, down which wagons laden with iron ore used to be lowered. We complete the walk through pleasant farmland with wonderful views in all directions, including the Cleveland escarpment at Ingleby bank, Cook's Monument and the distinctive Roseberry Topping in the distance.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Woodland
10/5/2008 - TONY PARRY

This is a great walk with breath taking views.

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31.1 Miles