Hackness Hall

Hackness

North York Moors

Route: Around Hackness

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 4th January 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 5.5 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: Perfect

We started today’s walk from Derwent View Hackness – anyone not staying at the cottage could follow this walk by parking elsewhere in the village. The route is highly recommended and the landscape is lovely throughout

We followed a path through the woods above the cottage, and then descended back into the village in order to climb up through Hilda Wood to the highest point of our walk. The tops in these parts are like table tops, quite unlke those in lakeland, and comprise of flat agricultural land, but they nevertheless make for very enjoyable walking

At the end of Thirlsey Wood we descended back towards Hackness along a narrow ravine, then climbed up again behind Hackness Hall. The views back over the Hall and the church were wonderful and the weather was so perfect that Fiona decided we were walking in Narnia – I had to show her the OS map at this point in order to prove to her that she was mistaken

After the section above Hackness Hall, we descended to the road back into Hackness and from there back to the cottage. It was good to get back, although this was one of those walks which you hope will never come to an end

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