Route: Sinnington and Appleton-le-Moors

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 17th June 2017

Walkers: Andrew  

Distance: 5.2 miles

Ascent: 600 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies

I parked on the village green in the picture postcard village of Sinnington. A sign invites motorists to make a voluntary contribution to the upkeep of the green (£1 for half a day’s parking and £2 for a full day), and miserly is the man who fails to put his hand in his pocket

After a brief stroll around the village I headed north along the bank of the River Seven, passing by a row of old cottages, and following a track known as The Stripe. Soon after that I entered Bishop Hagg Wood. Last time I was here, in May 2015, there was a spectacular sea of wild garlic but today I was too late and the flowers had gone over

After leaving the wood I climbed uphill through bucolic countryside to reach another lovely unspoilt village – Appleton-le-Moors (where the Moors Inn would be a good place to stop for refreshments). I left the village and walked across the fields, then descended to the footbridge over the River Seven to start the return leg of the walk

I followed paths through a mixture of woodland and open fields, with the river to my right much of the time. The surrounding countryside was beautiful throughout, as good as it gets, but all too soon I was back in Sinnington at the end of a superb walk which I can highly recommend – and I hadn’t seen another walker during the entire circuit

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