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walking from Low moor, the old racecourse, above richmond, north yorkshire

Walking from Low Moor, the old racecourse

We seem to have been so lucky with the weather for our walks this year and on yet another blue sky day we set off from, Low Moor, the old racecourse above Richmond. A lovely walk, about seven miles, no steep hills and lovely long views to the north and east.

Plenty of parking by the racecourse, NZ 17114 02027. Head north west towards Coalsgarth Spring and on to Coalsgarth Gate, just lovely, easy walking, the gorse was out and views over Richmond. Over the stile here in the dip, turn right over the stream and head up hill by the side of the wood on your left to the next gate, NZ 14061 03327. Turn right here with the wall on your right. Keep going and soon you will come to a well made up track, we paused here awhile on the bench. Onward keeping Black Plantation on your right until you eventually come out onto the road, NZ 15551 04585.

Cross over the road turning left and then into Gilling Wood on the right. Carefully down through here, there has been some loging done and we had to do little detours at times but you will keep going down hill and will come out into open fields. Follow the grassy track for a little way and then go through the gate on the right along a well defined path past more gorse, NZ 16142 05153. Keeping the boundary on your left you will go past The Ashes and come to Gillingwood Hall. Walk through the farmyard, along the farm driveway. Look to your right to see the little ruined tower. Where the road sweeps to the left enter the arable field in front of you, follow the way to the fence diagonally right, up the incline to come to footpath gate and pasture, NZ 17376 04431.

Up hill keeping the telegraph pole on your right, across to the wall, and walk down hill till you come to the next gated stile. Through here into Aske Hall grounds and follow the path to the front of the Hall stables. Out onto tarmac, follow, pick up the house wall and walk in front of the  house. As the wall leaves the tarmac road you too should leave the road and cut diagonally, south south west, to reach the wood, NZ 17627 02889.  Down through the wood, over the little wooden bridge, up the hill to come out onto more arable land, turn right and follow the field round to bring you to the golf course. Head for the club house, there are signs to guide you, up the hill onto the tarmac drive and out onto the road, turn right and make your way back to your vehicle.

Come and stay in our cottages and enjoy this walk! Ring me Nadine or my daughter Joanne on 01969 663559 for friend help and advice and to book over the telephone or of course book line if you wish. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Written By Nadine Bell

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