Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank

A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.

Technical sheet
A Spaunton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 01/03/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h15[?]
Distance Distance : 13.02km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 234m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 234m
Highest point Highest point : 311m
Lowest point Lowest point : 118m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Spaunton
Starting point Starting point : N 54.34184° / W 0.8929°
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Description

(D)This walk around Spaunton Moor starts at the second parking area on Chimney Bank above Rosedale at grid reference SE721946. If you have come up from Rosedale you will understand the reason for the warning signs at the top of the hill. Take the moors track off to the south east and follow it to the Ana Cross which is 1km away.

(1)There are good views across the moor and into the Seven valley, which you walk above for a further 2km. The track that you are following - around the moor and above the river valley - is easier to follow on the ground than it appears on the map. Two other moors tracks cross or go off at right angles - keep straight on - and the main track is the most obvious route at the point where the map shows alternatives above Abraham's Hut.

(2)Look out for the footpath that crosses (grid ref. SE740918). It should be obvious as you will have just come back onto the North Yorks Moors Western Area Explorer Map. Here descend down towards the Tranmire Beck.

(3)Cross over the stream, ascend the other side and continue on towards the road up from Lastingham. There is a signpost here that directs you on towards Hutton-le-Hole. Shortly afterwards there is a rather muddy struggle over the Hole Beck stream and then the path continues on to come out on the road above Spaunton.
Turn right along the road.

(4)The bridge over the Fairy Call Beck is a pleasant place to stop for a while then shortly afterwards, as you start to descend into Hutton-le-Hole, turn off right to pick up the Lodge Road that climbs up Hutton Ridge. When the road turns off to the left continue northwards on the track through Low and High Snapes.

(5)Turn right on the moors track and follow it to the road where you turn left and then have just over 500 metres back to the parking place(A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Start: Chimney Bank parking area
1 : km 0.88 - alt. km 0.88 - Ana Cross
2 : km 2.65 - alt. km 2.65 - Abraham's Hut
3 : km 4.59 - alt. km 4.59 - Tranmire Beck
4 : km 7.45 - alt. km 7.45 - Fairy Call Beck
5 : km 10.37 - alt. km 10.37 - High Snapes
D/A : km 13.02 - alt. km 13.02 - Finish: Chimney Bank parking area

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5


Walker
on Mon 15 Jul 2019 18:23:21 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 15/07/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Excellent walk with great (grey) sky


Walker
on Mon 22 Jan 2018 10:17:07 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 20/01/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Beautiful snowy walk & stunning views

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