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The track from Anna Cross down to Lastingham
The track from Anna Cross down to Lastingham

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Route No.229 - Saturday 6 October 2007
Hutton-le-Hole, Rosedale Chimney bank,
Anna Cross, Lastingham circuit - 12 km
North York Moors . . .

Map: OS Explorer OL26 North York Moors Western area at 1:25000
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Poultry on the grass verge opposite the car park in Hutton-le-Hole
Poultry on the grass verge opposite the car park in Hutton-le-Hole

We followed the path through the gate to an access road on Hutton Ridge at map ref. SE706913. We followed the road for about 300m and where the road bore left to Spaunton Lodge, we carried straight on along a footpath for just over 1 km to map ref. SE705930.

This morning we met a group of friends in the car park at Hutton-le-Hole, map ref. SE705903 at 10.30 am. We crossed the road from the car park and turned right to walk about 150m along the wide grass verge to a pedestrian gate on to the open moor.

Track along Hutton Ridge
Track along Hutton Ridge

View from Hutton Ridge over Hutton Beck as we set off
View from Hutton Ridge over Hutton Beck as we set off

Track from Hutton Ridge towards Rosedale Chimney
Track from Hutton Ridge towards Rosedale Chimney

At this point we split into two groups. The fit group set off into Rosedale to make their way round to Appleton-le-Moors and back to Hutton-le-Hole, just 21km.

Here we turned right to follow a track and then a path across the moor to the road at map ref. SE717939. At the road we turned left to walk along the road to the top of Rosedale Chimney bank at map ref. SE720945.

Track from Rosedale Chimney to Anna Cross
Track from Rosedale Chimney to Anna Cross

Anna Cross
Anna Cross

Approaching Lastingham
Approaching Lastingham

From the cross we took the track heading roughly south for about 3.5km to Lastingham.

There is a nice path up from Hartoft End to Lastingham and back to Hutton-le-Hole making a route of 15km, but they went for the epic route. I was quite jealous. The wimps group with me turned right off the road to follow the track to Anna Cross at map ref. SE724938.

Anna Cross
Anna Cross

The church in Lastingham
The church in Lastingham

They were a great sight. We continued along the road for about a kilometre to map ref. SE713904 where we turned left off the road to walk along a path across the fields to the village street in Hutton-le-Hole.

We walked through the village past the church on our left and just at this point a carriage and team of four magnificent matched black stallions came trotting along the road.

A carriage and four in Lastingham
A carriage and four in Lastingham

Footbridge over the stream at map ref. SE710902
Footbridge over the stream at map ref. SE710902

Cattle in the fields next to the village
Cattle in the fields next to the village

A fine bull we met in the field next to the village
A fine bull we met in the field next to the village

That left my wife and me to finish the walk with a cup of tea and a toasted teacake in a cafe in the village. The whole route had been 12km and had taken us (well me really) around four and a half hours to walk.

We walked up the village street back to the car park. The other two couples with us had to get away early, which is why they did the wimps route with me.

Vintage tractor outside the Ryedale Folk Museum
Vintage tractor outside the Ryedale Folk Museum