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Route 960818 - Bransdale Ridge,
Slape Wath Moor, Tripsdale, Medd Crag, Round Hill(Botton Head)
Bloworth Crossing, Rudland Rigg, Cow Sike farm, Bransdale Mill
Cornfield House farm circuit - 20km North York Moors . . .

Map: OS Explorer OL26 North York Moors Western area at 1:25000

General Directions

The route starts at map ref. SE 609 963 where the track along Bransdale Ridge meets the road from Helmsley into Bransdale. There is room to park one or two cars off the road here. From the road follow the track along Bransdale Ridge heading northwards. After about 2km the track passes the remains of a moorland cross called Stump Cross. The track then begins to bend to the left until the track is heading in a westerly direction and the track drops down to cross Tripsdale.

From the beck in Tripsdale the track climbs up across the moor and continues along the edge of Bilsdale for another 2km to map ref. NZ 573 009 near Medd Crag. Turn right here to follow the moorland track climbing steadily up to the trig point at map ref. NZ 594 015 on Round Hill above Botton Head.

From the trig point follow the Cleveland Way along the track for about 1.7km to Bloworth Crossing on the old ironstone railway at map ref. NZ 615 014. At Bloworth Crossing turn right to follow the track of the old coach road (Waingate) along Rudland Rigg.

About 3km from Bloworth Crossing along Rudland Rigg, about 1.2km past the Cammon Stone at map ref. SE 633 988 turn right off the Rudland Rigg track to follow a path down the hillside, round the corner of some woodland and down to the road at map ref. SE 625 982.

At the road turn left and walk along the road for about 150m to Cow Sike farm, then turn right at the finger post next to the wall and cross the stile. Follow the footpath down across the fields to Bransdale Mill. Go down the steps to face the building with a multi-lingual inscription on the wall ahead. Turn left here and head down the vally with a small stream on the right.

After about 700m follow the path by the stream round to the right and cross the footbridge. Follow the path across the fields to the road at Cornfield House farm. Cross the road and continue along a track directly up the hillside for another 300m to a road at map ref. SE 613 972. At the road turn left and walk along the road for about 1km to end back to the start of the walk.