Harwood Dale

Harwood Dale

North York Moors

Route: Harwood Dale

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 27th September 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.0 miles

Weather: sun and blue skies

We started our walk from The Grainary on the edge of Harwood Dale village. The Grainary is part of Keasbeck Hill Farm which is a working farm, with tea rooms, a restaurant, farm shop and more besides – well worth a visit. Having bought a couple of slices of cake we were kindly given permission to leave our car in the car park while we went on our walk

We set off down the hill through Harwood Dale village and joined a path to the left of the little church, walking through a field and past the pond at Hardwick Farm

We then climbed up the dale, across Reasty Road and walked along the edge of Broxa Forest. There were some wonderful views from this elevated position. The peace was shattered though as we approached Low North Park, which is used for trial motorcycling. The noise was rather intrusive and to get away from it we decided to revise our route and walk away from the venue rather than past it as we’d planned

Peace and quiet were soon restored as we followed a path beside Lownorth Beck, leaving it at Murk Head to walk back along the road to the start of what had been a great walk in beautiful countryside

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