W19: The High Fells Challenge Walk 6 - High Pike Crag & Ravenseat (new)
Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Ravenseat Lane End (GR NY858015) at 10.00am. 11.5 miles. Hard. £7. (£6 if all 6 stages booked)
Our final day ends with a cream tea with a TV celebrity. We start at Ravenseat Lane End and after a warm up along the unfenced lane, we follow the good track up Little Sled Dale to our first fell of the day - Archy Styrigg (Gregory Chapel) at 2,280ft. We follow the ridge north over High Seat 2,326ft and onto High Pike 2106ft. A steep descent down Careless Bank takes us back to the unfenced lane which we follow down Birkdale Common heading off left over the boggy rise, with Nine Standards Rigg over our left shoulders, and down to Ravenseat Farm. This is the 2,000 acre working farm home of Amanda Owen - "The Yorkshire Sheperdess" providing a welcome stop for tea and scones to celebrate your completion of The High Fells Challenge.
W20: Marske Circular (new)
Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Marske Village (GR NZ104005) at 9.45am. 7 miles. Easy / Moderate. £7.
From the pretty village of Marske we first walk to Downholme Bridge spanning the River Swale then head in a westerly direction along farmland paths and tracks to reach the impressive remains of Marrick Smelt Mill. Next we cross a stretch of moorland before descending to the beautiful valley of Marske Beck and so back to into the village and an opportunity to visit the ancient St Edmund’s church.
W21: Hudswell & Hag Woods Nature Walk
Start from Lidl car park at 9:30am. 6.5 miles. Moderate. £7
Join the local National Trust Ranger for a walk through Hudswell & Hag Woods. We'll be identifying flora and fauna as we go and discussing the management of these important woodlands and riverside meadows. Though on woodland tracks on the edge of Richmond, these are steep in places with some steps.
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