Cleveland Way Day 2 - Sutton Bank to Osmotherley.
A gentle 12 miles along the western edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
3D outline of route
Starting todays section from the car park at the top of Sutton Bank.
"England's finest view" apparently.
Hood Hill and Roulston Scar
Looking down towards Lake Gormire and the village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe beyond.
Easy to follow path along the top of the escarpment.
Approaching Boltby Scar with South Woods on our left hand side.
The very slippery green grass approach to High Barn (this barn is in need of a bit of TLC by the looks of it).
Boltby Bank Wood
About half way, so we decided to stop for a hot drink and a piece of cake - Nice place to spend a while on a day out - High Paradise Farm.
Someone has a new best friend !
Back on the walk as we skirted the moorland of Little Moor on one side and Boltby Forest on the other.
Arriving at Steeple Cross.
Views into Little Moor and a milestone I think ?
An easy path to follow today alongside the Arden Great Moor.
Turning left at Whitestones.
Views over Kepwick Moor.
A large cairn identifies the path over to the summit of Black Hambleton (399m), so we decided to pay it a quick visit. It's only a hundred yards off the main path and there's no ascent at all. Why you ask ? I don't know why - we just wanted to I suppose.
Black Hambleton summit trig point.
Now looking back towards Black Hambleton after the descent - "It looks more like a fell from this side now"
Square Corner, pretty quiet today.
Then it's down a neatly stepped path towards Oakdale Upper Reservoir.
Not much later we were arriving at a place we know very well - Osmotherley. A great place to stay and enjoy a meal/drink. But our quite local short walk was over for today as we looked forward to the next stage in a couple of weeks time.