Harwood Dale

Harwood Dale

North York Moors

Route: Harwood Dale

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 11th January 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 4.9 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

Weather: Mostly overcast, very windy, and some light drizzle

On the way to Harwood Dale we stopped at Birdwatchers Car Park in Forge Valley and topped up the feeders there. Within seconds dozens of woodland birds descended and we watched them for a while from very close quarters, using the car as a hide

We then moved on and parked near St Margaret’s Church in the small village of Harwood Dale to start our walk. We walked across open farmland on the edge of the moors, passing through Castlebeck Wood

We then headed across more fields towards Broxa Forest before crossing Harwood Dale Beck to arrive back in the village. It was very windy and overcast but we enjoyed a brief spell of blue sky as we ended the walk

We drove home via Scarborough, stopping to watch the surfers riding the large waves in North Bay

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