Thursday, 18 October 2012

C2C Stage 10: Bolton on Swale to Ingleby Cross

Day 11 of the trip

After overnighting in Richmond we will be transferred back to Bolton on Swale to start the days walk.

Bolton on Swale, Richmond (150m) to Ingleby Cross (100m)
Distance 17 miles/27km - Long moderate - Height Gain 100m/330ft - 7.5 hours

We will be picked up in Richmond at 8:45am and transferred back to Bolton on Swale. We should arrive in Ingleby Cross around 4:30pm.

The walk will commence at mile 124/125 today and finish at mile 137:

In Bolton-on-Swale it is worth visiting the the churchyard, famous for its monument to Henry Jenkins, a local man who supposedly lived to 169 years old. The curch dates back to the 14th century.

The route to Danby Wiske is almost level and generally easy going, it crosses farmland. 

Danby Wiske at 110ft is the lowest inland point on route and is a tiny village with an 11th century church. The church is one of the very few in England that has no dedication. Only the solid oak door and the font are 11th century originals, although much of the north aisle is only slightly younger.

From the bridge corssing the River Wiske outside the village, it ispossible to see the outline of the Cleveland Hills in the distance. Unfortunately, half the Vale of Mawbray still lies ahead with 8 miles of country lanes and then farmland across the low lying Vale of Mowbray before reaching Ingleby Cross.

From here we walk a short distance to our accommodation in Arncliffe Wood.

If we arrive before 6pm it may be worth visiting Mount Grace Priory (see the next stage for more details).

Ingleby Cross marks the start of the North York Moors national park and the Cleveland Hills.

There are a few pubs serving evening meals.

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