Troutsdale, Wykeham Forest walk


North Yorkshire

Route: Wykeham Forest and Troutsdale

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 23rd October 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.4 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

Weather: Dull

I parked in the village hall car park in the unspolit village of  Hackness and after a short walk along the lane and out of the village I crossed the footbridge over the River Derwent and passed through the hamlet of Wrench Green

There followed a long uphill climb along Lang Gate and into Wykeham Forest. A succession of wide tracks took me through the forest as far as Troutsdale Brow, the half way point, and here I descended into lonely Troutsdale

A lengthy road section followed, not an issue as there’s hardly any traffic in this quiet valley. When I reached the road bridge beyond Little Hilla Green I joined the footpath which follows the bank of the River Derwent back into Hackness – a lovely section of the walk and a good way to end it

It’s a shame that the weather was so dull and flat and so the photos that follow don’t show this beautiful area in its best light

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