Chop Gate, Round Hill, Cleveland Way & Hasty Bank.
A cracking circular walk done in perfect conditions. Snow coverings, clear views, blue sky and no wind to worry about.
3D outline of route
Chop Gate (Chop 'Yat') Village Hall Car Park - ideal place to leave our cars.
Looking over to Cold Moor from Bilsdale Hall
The views get better as height is gained
Okay - better take the guns back
Onto Urra Moor as the sun starts to break through
Plenty of layers of clothing today Paul - or is that down to Christmas excesses ?
Just after Round Hill, a view of the Cleveland Hills
Starting the ascent of Hasty Bank and looking back towards Urra Moor
Clever lad - he brought his micro-spikes, could have done with mine today
Especially on the icy steps
There's Roseberry Topping standing proud
Slow down old boy - we don't all have spikes
A message for my wife - Good job I brought my hammer and chisel with me after all.
"and the scores on the doors are...."
A very famous Teesside landmark,
These impressive sandstone crags are apparently the largest such group in the North York Moors. The presence of these pillars and buttresses of rock in such an exposed place shows how resistant they are to weathering, a bit like me really !
Heading along the Cleveland Way
Looking back towards Hasty Bank
and again .......
A left turn off the way and it's onto Cold Moor
We followed the very very wide ridge past the summit of Cold Moor
From Cold Moor, looking over to Urra Moor and the route we took along the top during the morning
A muddy welcome as we neared Chop Gate - We avoided this splodge by going the other side of the wall - Sorry !
Methodist Chapel at Chop Gate - Not sure if this is still a practicing place of worship ? Seemed a bit too quiet.
Anyway, a great walk in really lovely conditions as we return to our cars