2022_01_30 Ingleby Greenhow

Leader:  Elaine Anderson         Distance 11.5 mls



Some great views throughout today as we climbed up onto the Cleveland Hills from bank foot towards the Ingleby Incline.

The dramatic Ingleby Incline marks the point where the railway carrying the ironstone from Rosedale left the moors and dropped down into Cleveland at a gradient of up to 1 in 5.  Loaded wagons attached to steel ropes nearly a mile long and wrapped around a large brake drum were lowered down the slope, pulling empty wagons up the hill at the same time.  We could imagine the noise and busy this peaceful spot once was.  Today the incline offers a chance to test one’s fitness or brakes on the steep climb.  It is also an excellent part of a network of footpaths and bridleways linking the Cleveland Way, North Yorks Moors and surrounding countryside.

Post walk drink was had at the Dudley Arms where we were joined by Ian Nelson.

Thanks to all who joined me today.