Glorious Twelfth Minus 1 | Wednesday 11 August 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King
Participants: 10
Mileage: 13.5 miles
Ascent: 2.000 ft
Walk Report: Jill King


Once again we were blessed with dry weather and decent conditions underfoot apart from some chest high bracken.

We met at Ingleby Cross and after a quick introduction and welcome to walkers from Newcastle, York, Easingwold, Thirsk, Ripon and some locals, we crossed the A174 and entered the realms of the former ship building Bell family home at Ingleby Manor. We were soon climbing and climbing some more to come out on the Cleveland Way/ Coast to Coast on Scarth Wood Moor. Our intended destination of Swainby shooting house could be seen in the distance. The party dropped down to the honey pots that are Cod Beck car parks but soon climbed (again) on the Red Way track and along Stony Ridge to the shooting house. The 12th of August would see the large shooting parties out and about across these beautifully purple coloured heather moors.

Checking out the Nelson Stone and Robinson Cross on the way to Square corner, we had a late lunch break at Oakdale Reservoir and then followed the 2 LDP’s through Osmotherley, Arncliffe woods and back to Ingleby Cross.

Most of the group gave their support to the Joiner’s shop venture with light refreshments enjoyed in their garden. What a great group of walkers, a real pleasure to lead (from the back usually).

Photos by Eva Bowes