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Spaunton Moor from Chimney Bank Walk

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 8.1 miles / 13.2 km

Ascent - 720 feet / 218 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SE721946
Lat 54.341865 + Long -0.8924770
Postcode YO18 8SE (approx. location only)

This North York Moors walk around Spaunton Moor starts at the second parking area on Chimney Bank above Rosedale at grid reference SE721946. If you have come up from Rosedale you will understand the reason for the warning signs at the top of the hill.

Take the moors track off to the south east and follow it to the Ana Cross which is 1km away. There are good views across the moor and into the Seven valley, which you walk above for a further 2km. The track that you are following - around the moor and above the river valley - is easier to follow on the ground than it appears on the map. Two other moors tracks cross or go off at right angles - keep straight on - and the main track is the most obvious route at the point where the map shows alternatives above Abraham's Hut.

Look out for the footpath that crosses (grid ref. SE740918). It should be obvious as you will have just come back onto the North Yorks Moors Western Area Explorer Map. Here descend down towards the Tranmire Beck. Cross over the stream, ascend the other side and continue on towards the road up from Lastingham.

There is a signpost here that directs you on towards Hutton-le-Hole. Shortly afterwards there is a rather muddy struggle over the Hole Beck stream and then the path continues on to come out on the road above Spaunton.

Turn right along the road. The bridge over the Fairy Call Beck is a pleasant place to stop for a while then shortly afterwards, as you start to descend into Hutton-le-Hole, turn off right to pick up the Lodge Road that climbs up Hutton Ridge. When the road turns off to the left continue northwards on the track through Low and High Snapes.

Turn right on the moors track and follow it to the road where you turn left and then have just over 500 metres back to the parking place.

Walk 1921 Route Map

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