Walking Holidays in North Yorkshire
Maguires Country Parks are located in some of the most beautiful countryside in the North East making them a perfect base for your walking holiday. Last month we shared some of our favourite walks in Northumberland for visitors to Forget Me Not and Ord House. In this months blog we move our attentions to North Yorkshire, for those of you staying at Newbus Grange and Swainby. As ever, if you have any tips or routes you would like to share, you can do that via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/maguirescountryparks
Roseberry Topping from Newton under Roseberry
We couldn’t do a blog about walking in North Yorkshire without a mention of Roseberry Topping. This walk is 3.2 miles long and is 14.5 miles from Swainby and 19.5 miles from Newbus Grange and begins at the car park just off the A173 on the south side of the village of Newton under Roseberry.
After parking walk to the northern end of the parking area and take the path through trees to reach Roseberry Lane. Turn right along the lane and climb very gently to reach a junction of paths and tracks at the western edge of Newton Wood. Bear left here and continue along the lane. Go through the first gate and at the second gate bear right uphill. You are now on Brant Gate path. At the first fork in the path go left. The path climbs steadily and veers to the right. At this point take the left hand path and continue through a gate.
After the gate stay on the main path and take the second path on the right. Follow this rising path as it climbs gently around Roseberry Topping until it reaches a fence. Turn right here and follow the path alongside the wall to reach the summit. On a fine day it is lovely to spend some time at the top, gazing out on the surrounding countryside and moorland.
Hollin Hill to Square Corner by the Cleveland Way
At 10.3 miles long, this route requires a little more dedication, but it is well worth your time, with great views of Black Hambleton, Upper Ryedale, Osmotherley Moor and Oakdale. This work is 5.2 miles from Swainby and 18.2 miles from Newbus Grange.
To begin, head north across the moor past Miley Pike and head towards the Swainby Shooting House, clearly visible on Rye Head. After the Shooting House head left and walk towards the Piper Grain Valley. Head towards Harfa Bank Farm, which is clearly visible. At the house turn left and go downhill along the Piper Grain beck until you come to the Cleveland Way, which turns off just before the Scugdale Beck and from here, head towards Clain Wood. There is one slightly steep climb at Round Hill but there are two benches when you reach the top with views out towards Swainby. Once you’ve had a little breather, continue through the wood and turn left off the Cleveland Way path along the edge of Scarth Wood Moor. The path then descends through South Wood. As you come out of the wood the Coast to Coast path joins from your right, on its way to Bloworth Crossing.
Continue straight on to Chapel Wood Farm, before reaching the road to Osmotherley. Once through the village, follow signs to the Methodist Church. Next head down Middlestye Bank and across the Cod Beck, go around Whitehouse Farm then turn right on Green Lane and continue on to the road.
Next go to Thimbleby Estate, which is signposted to Black Hambleton. Look for the small footbridge over Jenny Brewster’s Gill then climb up the path at the side of Jenny Brewster’s Spring back to Square Corner. Happy rambling!
The Maguire Family.