Stain Dale

Stain Dale

North Yorkshire

Route: Stain Dale and Green Dale

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 11th December 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.6 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: Overcast at first, improved later, very cold

We parked at High Staindale, having driven along the Dalby Forest Drive (tolls may apply depending on the time of year), and walked down to Low Staindale. It was tempting to revisit the Bridestones (click here for that walk), as these unusual sandstone rock formations were only a short distance away – but we decided to stick to our planned route

From Low Staindale we walked across farmland before descending into Green Dale and then along Thwaite Wood

After navigating our way round Staindale Lodge we walked back to the start along Stain Dale, following a grassy path beside the bank of Staindale Beck. This was a lovely section of the walk, partly thanks to a great improvement in the weather

At Low Staindale we retraced our steps back to the start of what had been an enjoyable walk

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