North Yorkshire

Route: Hackness and Silpho

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 22nd October 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.3 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

Weather: Cloudy with sunny intervals

I started out from Derwent View in the unspoilt village of Hackness – for anyone not staying at the cottage there’s ample parking by the nearby village hall

After walking out of Hackness and just after Mill Farm I left the road to climb uphill and follow a path below Walker Flat Wood. This is a lovely section of the walk with ever improving views over Hackness Hall and St Peter’s Church to the woodlands beyond

I descended past the hall and after crossing the road followed a path uphill through Thirlsey Wood. Just before Thirlsey Cottage I turned left and walked across open farmland to Silpho, the half way point of the walk

After descending back to valley level through Haggland Wood I returned to Hackness via Lowdales, a beautiful secluded valley

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