Explorer Map OL27 - North York Moors, Eastern Area
In summertime, this would be a delightful walk, with views
of Great Fryup Dale and Glaisdale.
In winter, however, it proved to be an exceptionally wet and muddy walk.
Farm footpaths are used, as well as a shooter's track across Glaisdale
Moor. There is some road walking on minor roads.
Climbing up from Great Fryup Dale to Glaisdale Moor involves a fairly
steep ascent, but otherwise there are no particular problems on the walk.
It is essential to have an Ordnanace Survey map, and to be able to use
it (checking field patterns against the route) as you go along.
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above
(Overlay made with Version 4 of Memory Map)
Park by in the small public car park in Lealholm (NZ7635107625).
Head up the road towards the railway station, and turn off the road at
NZ76375 07799 to follow the footpath across farm land initially North
West. At NZ75892 08257 take the waymarked footpath in a South South Westerly
direction to Houlsyke.
When you reach the road, follow the road for a short distance towards
Houlsyke, before cutting across fields and the railway line by the footpath
at NZ74030 07812.
Follow the road South East to Furnace Farm, then take the footpath that
passes through Furnace Farm's yard to Finkel Bottoms and Beckside Farm.
At Beckside Farm, take the footpath South East to the road at Hollin Hall.
Follow the road in a Southerly direction until you come to the footpath
at a gate in the wall at NZ73810 04944. This footpath ascends steeply
to eventually lead you to the standing stone on Stony Rigg at NZ74307
Here take the shhoter's track East across Glaisdale Moor, heading for
the disused qaurries at NZ76532 04972.
Follow the footpath in a Northerly direction to just outside Glaisdale,
then return along the road to Lealholm.