White Rose Walk Southern Section Day 1
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Join Steven, Dave and the OutdoorLads on the first of three linear day walk events exploring the North York Moors and following the long distance trail 'The White Rose Walk'.
This walk coincides almost in it's entirety with the Cleveland Way long distance path.
The walk only has one steep climb at the start of the day and then undulates along the western escarpment of the Hambleton Hills (Ivy Scar/ Roulston Scar/ Whitestone Cliff/ Boltby Scar) on very clearly defined paths and tracks, visiting several viewpoints of note including the favoured spot of J M W Turner near Sutton Bank.
There will be a few stops for food, drink ,rest and to take photographs so progress will be steady but not rushed.
The Hambleton Drove Road features for about half of this walk and easy progress is made across moor, through coniferous forest and upland grasslands.
After the descent from Black Hambleton the views towards Osmotherley and Oakdale open up before the last short rise and gradual fall to the start point.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
At least 2 litres of water or fruit squash , snacks, packed lunch. After 2.5 miles we will visit a coffee shop/café where food can be purchased .