North Cliffe Wood

North Cliffe Wood

East Yorkshire

Route: North Cliffe Wood and Houghton Moor

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 2nd May 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Fiona

Distance: 7.0 miles

Weather: sunny spells

We parked in Northcliffe and walked along a public footpath heading east up Cliffe Hill. After a short distance we entered into Houghton Moor, which is a wood rather than a moor, and which is full of rhododendrons – not yet in flower

The path through the wood emerged at Castle Farm at which point we headed back west through fields and descended King’s Hill to join the road. It was a short walk back along the road into Northcliffe

This wasn’t the end of the walk however, as we’d decided to incorporate a visit to North Cliffe Wood, owned and managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (no dogs allowed). A ten minute walk along a quiet road took us to the wood and we walked round its perimeter along the permitted paths, a distance of about one mile. What a fantastic mile it was. The bluebells were in full flower – and scent – and every step of the way was a pleasure

We retraced our steps back to Northcliffe reflecting on how lucky we’d been to see such a spectacle

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