POSTPONED - Up Urra Moor and Over Hasty Bank a Yorkshire day walk
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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.
All photographs were taken by the leader on the walk recces done beforehand , permission is granted to OutdoorLads for the use of these images
What to bring
Good walking shoes or hiking boots are essential, gaiters are preferable and a good fleece and waterproof/windproof will be needed as several sections are exposed to the elements.
Food & drink
Please bring snacks and a good sized packed lunch. You will need plenty to drink ideally 2 litres as this is a more challenging route at the top end of the moderate classification.