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Cringley Hill & Scar House from Langthwaite Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km

Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NZ005023
Lat 54.4161450 + Long -1.9938027
Postcode DL11 6RF (approx. location only)

This Arkengarthdale walk in the Yorkshire Dales National Park starts from the village of Langthwaite and explores the area to the south and west of Arkle Beck crossing the northern flank of Cringley Hill before returning to the valley at Scar House and a woodland walk.

The start of this walk is the small car park in the centre of Langthwaite village (Grid ref. NZ005023). Should this be full do ensure that you park considerately and avoid causing any obstructions to residents. After parking, walk back towards the river bridge. Before reaching the bridge bear left and walk past a cottage on your right and then bear half right to join the path on the eastern bank of Arkle Beck. Continue with the river to your left and pass a small sewage works on your left.

Turn right over the next footbridge (grid ref. NZ010021). Once across the bridge the path goes half right across two fields to a lane. Bear left up the lane to reach a road (Raw Bank). Turn left uphill to reach a cattle grid and gate after 250 metres. Turn right to follow signed footpath. Keep straight ahead soon crossing a track. Continue in a southerly direction to reach a clear track (grid ref. NZ008014). Turn right along the track and cross the northern side of Cringley Hill to reach a lane at Fore Gill Gate (grid ref. NY993009).

Turn right and either ford the beck or cross the adjacent footbridge. Continue uphill along the road, which is followed for about 1.5 kilometres across Turf Moor. Along the way you pass Bouldershaw House and have an excellent view across Arkengarthdale to the moors beyond. Beyond this you will reach a stone wall on your left. At the next fingerpost by a salt box, turn left and follow the track down to Cocker House. The onward path goes to the right on the house, turns right and descends to reach the valley road at the right-hand end of a school (grid ref. NZ000029).

Cross the road and take the narrow footpath opposite. The path initially follows a wall and then in the next field heads half left to a track. Follow the track to the left, cross Arkle Beck and follow the driveway to pass Scar House on your right and the right onto a footpath through woodland back to Langthwaite.

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