Spring Walk 2023 - Kirby Hill, Gilling West and Richmond

Friday 3rd March 2023

Spring Walk 2023 - Kirby Hill, Gilling West and Richmond.

A route that I had checked out some time ago, but put it to one side due to the limited number of pubs that opened early. But the Shoulder of Mutton at Kirby Hill is now under new management and opens at 11am on Friday's, plus a couple of pubs/craft bars in Richmond had opened or improved and they looked like they were well worth a visit now. Also, The White Swan at Gilling West had a good local reputation for food, so I decided to give the route a go.

The walk is relatively easy from Kirby Hill to Gilling West generally following the course of Holme/Gilling Beck and is about five miles long, the second stage was more uphill but at just over 3 miles, it's nothing difficult. Passing the Hartforth & Aske estates were highlights of the day as our thoughts turned to those lucky enough to own such grand buildings.

The day overall was another really good one with everyone enjoying the trip out into North Yorkshire and for those that fancied it, a beer or two back in Stockton at The Golden Smog - and for the real hard core, the Kopper Keg for even more !

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Distance: 8.5 miles
Duration: 6:15 hours
Ascent: 767 ft
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Accompanied By: Davy, Paul, Ste, Rob, Dicko, Gary & Mark
Weather: Mild & Dry

3D outline of route