Kildale is a village that goes moo. One of the few buildings that make up the village is evidently home to a lot of noisy cows. I parked in a layby by the phone box and followed the Cleveland Way up the side of Park Nab as far as the cattle grid on top of the moor where a path goes off left towards Baysdale Abbey. Here I took the ROW that leads up through the woods where it becomes a track leading south across Ingleby Moor.
After about 2K a track branches away right towards Burton Howe. I turned right here back onto the Cleveland Way and followed it home pausing for a look at the Guide Stone. Views west to the Cleveland Hills and north to Roseberry Topping and Easby Moor were made wonderful by the mist filling the valleys below them.
I started at the free car pack at Low Mill and headed SW down Mill Lane. A path then leads through what Paddy Dillon calls "the garden of a house" but is more like an enclosed field where very little gardening has occurred recently. On over fields and left after woods to follow a high path over moors past Cross Plantation then down, across sheepy fields past Harland to Harland Beck. Then on SW to reach the road on a path I found initially, a little tricky to find.
From here I rather had to hurry having started rather late and daytime soon to run out. A road then a delightful track (though I could have done without the off-road bikers here - lead over the high moor, past a trig point to West Gill Head, where a good, but slightly slippery-when-wet path heads down West Gill past Horn End back to Low Mill.
I followed the path that goes east just south of Levisham and round to the north along Levisham Brow and on past Low Horcum to the A169 at Hole of Horcum. Then I took the lovely path that leads southwest through Levisham Bottoms to Skelton Tower and thence easily back to Levisham. A very pleasant and straightforward walk.
13. High Pike, 18th October, 2014
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