Leader : Elaine Anderson. Distance : 11.2 miles.
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Elaine reports :-
7 walkers set off from the pretty village of Ingleby Greenhow for an 11 mile walk in the sunshine….
Once a busy industrial centre, which since the closure of the railway, has now reverted to its original sleepy existence.
The early climb up Ingleby Bank to the moorland was well worth it for the beautiful views of Roseberry Topping, James Cook Monument, majestic Cleveland hills and lush woodland/farmland.
There were plenty of hand stones along our moorland track which were originally used to guide travellers across the moors, some dating back to 1757. Not only used as guides, some had rock-covered hollows in the top where travellers would leave a few coins for those in more desperate need.
Our descent of Greenhow bank was via the impressive Ingleby Incline, down which wagons laden with iron ore used to be lowered.
A refreshing post walk drink was taken in the excellent Dudley Arms.