Bridestones Moor n Much More

Sorry the is a toll road to access this route - but it does make for a lovely day out, with good access to toilets, refreshments, and post run barbecue facilities (ask at the information centre for the latest details on this.)

Park in High Staindale and follow the well signed path to Bridestones Moor. These spectacular sandstone outcrops will have you tempted to stop for a spot of climbing as you pass. There are various route possibilities on Bridestones moor - if you want to do a full loop of the moor and take advantage of the weather to view all the stones, why not make up your own route at this point?


Next follow the obvious track at the forest edge north. You can either follow the same path until you join the vehicle track (turning left) or dip down to Dovedale Griff and re-ascend to the main path again. Follow the wide and obvious path to the main road, and Hole of Horcum. There are various refreshment possibilities around here. From here, the route takes a steep dip down to the bottom of the Hole or Horcum and follows the stream along the bottom of Levisham Beck.As you pass away from the woods, follow the path up to Dundale Pond, keeping another long strip of woodland on your right.

Double back towards the main Hole of Horcum viewpoint, passing another pond and generally following the obvious line back to the main road.

You now have a few choices. You can return the exact way you came. But but why not go north again, take in a loop of Whinny Nab, drop down to Malo Cross on the edge of the forest again? Climb back up to join the wide vehicle track above Bridestones moor again and descend back to your starting point.

This route makes for a cracking moorland challenge with great views. What a shame the area is spoilt by the main road.

Posted in Trail Running Routes, asked by Jon Burdon, 5 years ago. 3610 hits.

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