Harwood Dale

Harwood Dale

North York Moors

Route: Harwood Dale

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 29th September 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.7 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

We parked near the small church of St Margaret’s in Harwood Dale village and walked across fields towards the moors. On a couple of occasions we had to take minor detours to avoid herds of cows

Eventually we came to the edge of open moorland, at which point we turned back on the return leg. There were wonderful open views, and in the far distance we caught occasional glimpses of Scarborough Castle and the North Sea

The route back took us across fields, back down to valley level, and then through woodland beside Harwood Dale Beck. Just before arriving back in Harwood Dale, we visited the Mill Inn for refreshments. It was an unusual place to say the least, see this article in the Yorkshire Post

The weather improved as the day went on and by the end of the walk there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We visited St Margaret’s Church, which looked stunning the the late afternoon sunlight

What a great walk it had been

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