POSTPONED - Up Urra Moor and Over Hasty Bank a Yorkshire day walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 29
2020

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£12.50
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20.75 km (13 miles)6 to 6.5 hours

This route is a more challenging hike from the valley level over the highest of the North York Moors with two steeper climbs and giving extensive views of the Cleveland Plain and the high moorland tops.  The industrial heritage of this area is seen at close quarters as The Incline (old railway route) is used to make rapid progress through the contour lines to bring us close to Urra Moor and Round Hill.  We will find a place for a picnic probably on or next to the bench as the moor flattens out, this is a great vantage point with a fine vista of the countryside below us and over to Easby Moor and Roseberry Topping.  We will continue with a slow rise to the summit of the highest moor and make a short detour off the track to reach the Trig Point on Round Hill. Following a short rest an initial easy gradient downhill eventually leads to a shorter steeper stepped descent to Clay Bank Top.  The final steep climb of the day makes use of a recently improved stepped path through a landscape of rock, heather and pine tree to a paved walk close to the steep edge of  Hasty Bank's northern flank and the highlight of the route The Wainstones.  An easy short scramble through the broken rock face with several large boulders offers another great place to rest and have refreshment, take photographs and maybe soak up the early spring sunshine.   The last stage of the walk uses tracks and little used roads to bring us back to the start via Ingleby Greenhow.

Photo Credits:

All photographs were taken by the leader on the walk recces done beforehand , permission is granted to OutdoorLads for the use of these images

Looking over fields towards the second summit Hasty Bank
Looking down the slope climbing up Hasy Bank
Signpost part way up the steps to Hasty Bank
Moorland view looking at the descent from the high summit towards the second summit
Looking down the slope of The Incline from Urra Moor
Rock exposures at the Wainstones
Looking over fields towards the second summit Hasty Bank
Looking down the slope climbing up Hasy Bank
Signpost part way up the steps to Hasty Bank
Moorland view looking at the descent from the high summit towards the second summit
Looking down the slope of The Incline from Urra Moor
Rock exposures at the Wainstones

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