A lovely circular walk from Redmire village green with wonderful views across to Penhill and Wensleydale, into Walden and Bishopdale, also Bolton Castle on returning to Redmire. About four and half miles the perfect walk for a morning or afternoon. We had tea and delicious homemade scones and cake at The Bolton Arms in the village just to finish off a most enjoyable afternoon. Please do plan your route beforehand and take the map with you and always wear appropriate footwear and clothing. This walk can be a little wet underfoot but quite passable with good footwear.
Park your car in Redmire, unless of course you have caught The Little White Bus there, and make your way round to The Bolton Arms pass by here and walk up Hargill Lane a little way until you come to a finger post and footpath gate off to the left. Through here and out into the field behind the houses. Diagonally left you’ll see a stile to take you into the next field. Once here turn left and walk down the fields to the right hand corner coming out at a bridge over the road and Swan Farm. Turn right, over the bridge and follow the road a few yards to Low Bolton, turn left on the corner signposted Low Thoresby only. Proceed along here and keep going past Low Thoresby Farm and along the footpath until you come out into open pasture land. Follow the wall on your right until you come to a stile, over here and follow a well worn path to High Thoresby, follow the sign posts through the farm and after the very last building on your right (a little distance from the track) you will see a field gate in front of you as the track turns to the left. Again into the field and follow a north easterly direction to a stile gate. Through here, over a little bridge and through a little wood, coming out into fields again.
Follow the well trodden path and head for the post on the crest, one here you’ll see another signpost, make your way to this, then left along the track which takes you out onto the road. Here turn right along the road, please be very careful along here, there is very little verge and poor sightlines for drivers. Where the road turns sharp right you will see a finger post to Castle Bolton, follow this direction across the fields, over the disused railway line and coming out at a pretty cottage which looks like it could have been the original station house, we thought perhaps for Castle Bolton Station, if there was such a thing, there is no indication on the map. Carefully past the cottage and follow the driveway up to the road coming down from Castle Bolton. You can if you like detour up to have a look at the castle and the village but we cut straight across the road, followed the path along a little lane, across fields, down over the railway line, ever downwards in the direction of Redmire, over another bridge and back to Hargill Lane. A short walk takes you back to the village and the pub if you’re in need of sustenance by then!
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Written By Nadine Bell