Big Walks of the North
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From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain’s landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this invaluable and definitive companion to the ten best-loved long-distance footpaths in the north of Britain, with each split into manageable sections. Combining practical, detailed descriptions with an appreciation of the beauty and history of the British countryside, this in an indispensable guide for both experienced and novice walkers alike
Cheviot) via Windy Gyle The Pennine Bridleway Middleton Top to Chelmorton (17 miles from Middleton Top, 9.5 miles from Hartington) via Longcliffe Chelmorton to Hayfield (19 miles) via Peak Forest Hayfield to Uppermill (19 miles) via Hollingworth Uppermill to Summit (17 miles) via M62 Summit to Lumb (17 miles) via Broadley Lumb to Blackshaw Head (18 miles) via Holme Chapel Blackshaw Head to Summit (10.7 miles) via Mankinholes The Southern Upland Way Portpatrick to A77 for Stranraer (8
his supposed madness. It now stands proudly on the cliffs, commanding splendid views in an unspoilt setting, almost exactly halfway between Whitby and Scarborough. Beyond Ravenscar there follows a fine 10-mile walk to Scarborough, close to the cliffs most of the way, although at Beast Cliff the Way goes to the landward side of a strip of woodland, and at Hayburn Wyke there is a steep descent to a wooded valley with an attractive footbridge and waterfall. Emerging from the woods, the walking
countryside. Having crossed the Northallerton-Middlesbrough railway, you veer firstly south-eastwards then north-eastwards past Harlsey Grove Farm and Sydal Lodge. At least now there are good views ahead to the Cleveland Hills which spur you on over the river Wiske, past Brecken Hill Farm ruins, then past two further farms. At length you reach the extremely busy A19. There is no bridge and you must take your life in your hands as you cross straight over and proceed south-eastwards along the minor
uphill again, and once more you seem to be heading for the hilltops; the woodland relents to allow an absolutely glorious view of the Spey upstream on its way towards Grantown, with a majestic backcloth of woodland and heather-clad hills. But almost before you know it, you’re being signposted back down towards the valley, the noise of the A95 very obvious, and there follows an extraordinary section of walking. OS maps at the time of writing suggest a straightish south-westerly course beneath an
early eighteenth century, and the stone monument which marks the start and finish of the Way (73). That is the end of the official route, and there are ample refreshment opportunities nearby for you to celebrate, but if you want to finish the job properly you need to cross the river by the next bridge, turn right into Kenneth Street and in due course left into Telford Street as far as the canal, then turn right to enjoy a lovely towpath walk to Clachnaharry Lock via the railway crossing.