Iron Hills and Wild Moors

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 15
2022

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£12.50
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10.5 miles one gradual and steady ascent paths can be slippy

Join Steven and the OutdoorLads for a good hike on the edge of Teesside in a quiet stretch of this once industrial ironstone extraction area and now a well loved nature reserve. 

This is not a difficult walk ideal for those who have not done longer walks before.

The walk is a good day out through varied and very different countryside reaching the height of the iron stone hills immediately to the south of Eston.  These hills were mined and quarried and the town of Middlesbrough was born and expanded rapidly from Port Darlington and a scattering of villages to a larger Victorian town.

The approach to the summit is from a nearby suburb and winds through a country park , a favourite haunt of fox, badgers and roe deer.  The leader has previously spotted a stoat, a brown hare, a sparrowhawk and buzzards in this area so this is ideal for birders and wildlife enthusiasts do not forget to bring along some binoculars.

The summit is reached about a quarter of the way along the  views are extensive as this modest height stands isolated from the North York Moors and on a clear day can see north towards Seaham on the County Durham Coast over to the North Pennines, the higher tops of the Cleveland Hills line up to the southwest and in the late afternoon sun look much more imposing than you might expect.  A bit closer about three miles away the impressive silhouette of Roseberry Topping dominates the view on the slow descent through open birch woodland.

The walk now follows wider farm tracks before descending and meeting the old railway line that connected Guisborough to Middlesbrough.  A few other trails wind over fields back to the start point.

So reach for your hiking boots and come along if you can.

Photo Credits: All the photographs on this page wete taken  by the leader Steven and permission of their use in any OutdoorLads communications or publications is kindly granted.

 

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Amazing framed view looking down track through trees to Roseberry Topping hill in the winter sunshine
Sun setting over a ladder style looking to Roseberry Topping hill
Memorial tower plaque
Looking back up track to memorial tower at the summit
Amazing framed view looking down track through trees to Roseberry Topping hill in the winter sunshine
Sun setting over a ladder style looking to Roseberry Topping hill
Memorial tower plaque
Looking back up track to memorial tower at the summit

Location

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