Square Corner | Wednesday 6 October 2021

Walk Leader: Albert Bowes
Participants: 9
Mileage: 13 miles
Ascent: 2,025 ft
Walk Report: Albert Bowes

We met at 9.00am at Square Corner, also known locally as Black Hambleton, the previous few days had seen torrential rain and high winds so it seemed we were in for a rough walk with difficult underfoot conditions.

We set off towards Dale Head fully kitted out for winter weather, cold with the threat of rain in the air. However after crossing Low Locker Moor we were all packing away coats, gloves and hats into our rucksacks never to appear again as the day improved as we progressed.

The route took us past Plane Tree Farm onto Street Gale Farm via a delightful right of way with views over to Green Side Moor where we had elevenses.  After walking along a road section and through Anya’s Wood we reached Arden Hall, onto Nuns Well where we had lunch around a rustic table and bench provided by the Gamekeeper.

Enjoying the views as we walked through Thoradale, we then crossed the beck (which was in spate!) and had a very steep climb to reach the Cleveland Way and headed back to Square Corner, to end our day in beautiful sunshine.

Thanks to everyone who came on the walk, especially those who had travelled some distance.

Editor's Note: The Bilsdale Mast was demolished at some time during the day.  So, unbeknown to us at the time, we had our very last glances of this iconic North Yorkshire Moors landmark.  RIP Bilsdale Mast!    

Photos by Eva Bowes