Lord Stones - Cringle Moor - Carlton Bank - Lord Stones

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Lord Stones - Cringle Moor - Raisdale - Bilsdale West Moor - Carlton Bank - Lord Stones

This walk in the Cleveland Hills uses a section of The Cleveland Way long-distance footpath and Wainwright's Coast to Coast, which climbs to the second highest point of the North York Moors National Park at the Marilyn summit of Cringle Moor. We visit the summit, which is marked by the antiquity of Drake Howe - a hollowed-out, circular hole on top of the moor, marked by a boundary stone. This is believed to be an ancient burial ground. After returning to the main path we descend Kirby Bank and head south to Beak Hills to join a path which crosses the Raisdale Road. We now climb to the top of Bilsdale West Moor and head for the trig point on Carlton Bank for another fine view of Teesside, before we return via the steep-stepped path back to Lord Stones.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/2/2018 - Rachel Pascoe

Lovely walk done today, however waymark 7: footbridge, a tree has fallen over the footbridge, but can access the steep bank on other side by jumping across the narrow part of the beck and scrambling up the other side.

8/14/2014 - Phil Catterall

The Lord Stones Cafe / Restaurant / Country Park opened in late 2013 and I recommend it wholeheartedly http://lordstones.com/

9/10/2013 - Phil Catterall

I re-checked this walk in September 2013 and edited the information relating to the former gliding club on Carlton Bank, the buildings of which have now been removed. Waymark 13 has been relocated. The Lord Stones Cafe and Country Park is expected to reopen in late 2013. You are advised to check their website for further details. I hope you enjoy my walk, I certainly did when I walked it again yesterday.

7/22/2013 - Phil Catterall

Thank you to Marcus and Simon for their comments and useful observations. I will be leading a group over this walk in six weeks time and will update the photos and comments regarding the demolition of the former gliding club buildings then. It is about time they were removed, as they were the biggest eyesore of the North York Moors National Park. I was pleased to hear recently that The Lord Stones Cafe in the col between Carlton Bank and Cringle Moor will be reopening soon. Best wishes Phil Catterall Walking World Contributor

7/21/2013 - Simon Roffe

Lovely walk, great views. Slightly confusing that the gliding school buildings have gone, that needs correcting on the nav guide please :)

5/30/2012 - Marcus Boardall

This was my first walk since joining Walkingworld so I didn't quite know what to expect. I couldn't have been more delighted. It combines a section of the Cleveland Way which is quite well-trodden with a loop of paths which are little used. We saw very few people along this latter section other than farmers tending their fields. As a bonus there are some spectacular bluebells in May around waypoint 7.

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