Hanging Stone Leap as a Social Walk


Hanging Stone Leap - Social Walk


On Saturday 4th August, 17 walkers and 2 leaders met in the Belmont House car park in Guisborough for a short 13 mile or a longer 24 mile walk as we used to do in the challenge event.

We all set off together at 9am and walked along the old railway track and then through Guisbrough woods climbing up to Highcliff Nab. We then crossed the moors to Percy Rig where we were met by the support team and had a short break. Then on to Kildale where we had another break before the two groups parted.  The longer 24 mile group of 10 which I was part of continued to Little Kildale and then over to Hob Hole where the support group met up with us again and we had our lunch break.

After lunch we walked along Baysdale passing Baysdale Abbey and back to Kildale where we met up again with the support group for the last time before going up to Captain Cook’s monument. Then the Hanging Stone and Roseberry topping before making our way back through Guisborough woods to the old dismantled railway track at Hutton Gate which we followed to finish back at the car park at 7pm.

The shorter 13 mile group after leaving us at Kildale continued through Kildale to Captain Cooks monument, dropping down to Gribdale Gate c.p. for a lunch stop, then up towards Roseberry Topping, Bob the leader gave the group the option of climbing to Roseberry Topping, as some of the group didn't want to do the climb the rest of the group decided not to.  Onwards to Hutton Village and back to Guisborough for approximately 3.pm.

We could not have wished for better weather and the views all along the walk were impressive.

I would like to thank all who came on the walks and thank also the support team who did a great job.  Also Albert would like to thank Bob for taking over the leadership of the short route.





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