Copyright © 2020 10Adventures Inc. All rights reserved. Head diagonally uphill across the field. From the car park, cross the main road to join the Cleveland Way. Cross the driveway and follow the hedge line for 100 m before turning right through a gate to join the Southwoods Hall driveway. Swimmers have reported that it … Starting on the top of Sutton Bank, the route follows the cliff top Cleveland Way, meanders along forest tracks, through rolling farmland and even catches Gormire Lake. ������?�ן����?^~����|���^�����x�X�[�ڰ� ��Ĩ�%�S������j�}kϙ�v��X�i��Ǖ�y��[��u .dQ�Kz-�V� �E��ں�,w�4a.>�[���|�������~�����#Ty����e)��My�� �w�eۜ�o�lV��7\g@-�ٷ,׺���n�@CGR��%��Ӳ��WW\�w#��[���eѸ�5ki�UN����w��$Xx]�|�k�F�j��ýH�O�lM v���-vE٠�@[���6�pZ���M�Kw��X+���uL�l��,�i0�/_����%����l�Rfi !�)���oճT�/a�$n%՞El�q�+9������ v[6T�D��/�����5i����|����e 1��z�,b5+|�ϫY�nl����Cv�k��5�����ך��`a1(����c�yV�BfuMRa���. A circular and fairly strenuous walk taking in the steep valley slopes of Kilburn Woods and the Kilburn White Horse chalk figure set into the hillside. After a couple of kilometers, you will pass by the White Horse of Kilburn. The trails are not so steep, and the weather was perfect. From the village more lovely countryside is walked through to the edge of Gormire Lake which begs a short exploration. At a crossing turn left, then left again at a signpost to a house. I admire the forest tracks and well-maintained routes! Written for Walkingworld by Phil Catterall Author - Lou Johnson. At map ref. From the visitor centre we headed north west for a few hundred metres along the Cleveland Way. Continue along top of Horse, bearing right to take the steep steps down to the Horse of Kilburn car park, you will have a slightly better view of the horse from here. After 10m m bear left through the gate into a small meadow area, and continue to follow signs to the Cleveland Way. It made us felt so alive. We reached Boltby from the A19 Knayton turn off and drove right through the village and up a steep hill to a small designated car park at the side of the road. Gormire Lake Walk Route The Walk Start the walk by crossing the picnic area and car park behind the Visitor Centre to the junction of a lane with the main road at the top of Sutton Bank. "Each mission is incredible on its own, but when you put them together with a great park that has river, lake, waterfall over a dam and amazing bike and walking trails, it is the best attraction in San Antonio." The permissive path around Gormire Lake. SE 5182 /01 Gormire Lake and the White Horse of Kilburn . Cross the small lane and follow the footpath downhill along the side of the road. 9. Short North York Moors walk from the National Park Centre at the top of Sutton Bank just off the A170. Bear right through a gate to follow a track to a wooden gate, by the entrance to Southwoods Hall. No spam. You can follow a walking trail from the Kilburn White Horse car park to the lake. One of my favorite things, though, is to drop over there for sunrise or sunset, when it's at its prettiest. After 0.8km of climbing, exit the farmland through a gate into woodland. Sutton Bank, White Horse of Kilburn and Gormire Lake Walk: Looking for a fun, challenging hike in the North York Moors? x��]ێ��}ﯨ��2�T_��^��kû����q#�YU-����b����8���.{���\�%ڴ8{��l����_������������3�p��L�o�$���n���oe���_��v�//.�5e�ׯ����|��K�]���%���a�Y�p��?/�����^~ͣx�\���K������M���������Ķ�G\}>�ȟ����K���M8���y���eM��;����& The view from above the White Horse. Afterwards the walk continues south with a careful crossing of the A170 to be negotiated before heading to the finale via Hood Hill Plantation which leads to a short steep climb back on to the top moor, the last bit up steps beside the White Horse. You can almost imagine Frodo Baggins chancing upon it in Lord of the Rings, with Gollum stalking along close behind. Sutton Bank was absoulutely stunning! %PDF-1.4 An obvious footpath now leads you straight across a field towards farm buildings. This footpath will bring you out onto open farmland. Sutton Bank, White Horse of Kilburn and Gormire Lake hike … Turn right along the road and walk along the verge for approximately 100m, here cross the road to climb another stile into a hilly farm field. From the visitor center follow the Cleveland way turning left down a good path though the woods to Gormire lake. It felt great to be surrounded by beautiful views. Grade - easy/mod. This is the first of several steep inclines – remember to turn back at the top and enjoy the view (or just to catch your breath). It's nice to see the beautiful open fields and the farm animals. Gormire Lake is popular with wild swimmers as it has no streams feeding it so there is very little current and the waters are described as being 'warm'. Large bracket fungus on a birch tree. Parking costs £4.50 for anything over 2.5 hours. This short North York Moors walk starts from the National Park Centre at the top of Sutton Bank just off the A170. At the end of the paddock, cross the burn to head up around the side of the buildings and continue straight ahead towards a small stile that will take you on to the main road. Continue along the route, crossing Hood Beck and Sutton Bank Road. Great hike with lots of engaging views. After this any one of several not very clearly defined paths will take you to Lake Gormire. From Hood Grange farm the walk crosses the A170 and heads to Gormire Lake. Garbutt Wood is a haven for wildlife and a great place to introduce young adventurers to nature. A steep path leads from the Cleveland Way to the lakeside. Bear right following the sign to Southwoods. Continue along this footpath as it draws away from the shoreline, ignoring several merging paths. Sheltered by higher ground, Gormire is a tranquil tarn-like lake which provdes a breeding place for coot, great crested grebe and mallard. During school holidays and on those sunny days the car park will get busy, so go early to avoid the crowds. This walk takes in a number of the most famous features on the North York Moors, starting with the fantastic view from the top of Sutton Bank, rated as one of the best in Yorkshire. Weekend walk: Kilburn and Gormire Lake The name 'Gormire' translates as 'filthy swamp', and it is also sometimes known as the White Mere. The route follows a section of the Cleveland Way with some excellent views down to Gormire Lake and across the Vale of York. Here the Information Centre is well signposted and easy to find. It was a relief to turn off and follow the path past Gormire Lake, a tranquil place set in the woods Beyond the lake we passed by Southwoods Lodge to start the climb back up to the top of Sutton Bank. Become a Contributor at 10Adventures and share your adventures! … This wasn’t as steep as we’d anticipated, although we were by now about 7 miles into the walk, so it was quite tiring in the hot conditions. Whilst relatively short and the start of the walk being very easy - when you go down towards Gormire Lake and back out of it - it can be fairly steep - but nothing too hard (imagine walking up stairs for 10 minutes :-) A short 2.5 mile walk to take in the best views Sutton Bank has to offer Nearby market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton offer a host of amenities, pubs, eateries and attractions, while walks can be enjoyed by Gormire Lake. As far as I was aware the lake was private, as stated by Sam above, and the fishing rights held by a small syndicate. Head back via the village of Kilburn for a fine view of the Horse of Kilburn and a much-needed debrief at the village pub! to Gormire’) up into woodland to soon reach a junction of paths (three-finger signpost). 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