North York Moors CAM

Wednesday 1st March 2000

Today's walk: Guisborough Forest Walkway (2 miles)


Forest Walkway sign

Today's walk starts at the Guisborough Forest & Walkway car park near Pinchinthorpe


Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is closed today


coloured walks sign

We have a choice of three marked walks - today we only have time for the 'red walk' - approx 2 miles


old rail track

The walk starts along the track bed of the old railway line between Pinchinthorpe and Guisborough


Roseberry Topping from Visitor Centre

A view south of Roseberry Topping, about 2 miles away, from near the start of the walk


steps up to Bousdale Wood

Soon after the start we turn right and climb these steps to the western edge of Bousdale Wood . . .


wild rhododendrons

. . . where wild rhododendrons are quickly gaining a stranglehold on the banksides


Newton Moor and Roseberry Topping

After about another mile of easy walking we take a slight detour right to the edge of the wood for a good view of Newton Moor (top left) and Roseberry Topping


Roseberry Topping

The sun breaks through as we get another look at the northern face of Roseberry Topping


footbridge in woods

After descending the forest path we cross this well constructed footbridge and turn left still following the 'red walk' . . .


forestry track

. . . before joining a good forestry track for our return journey

(It was just past this point that I saw three wild roe deer but I was too slow to get a decent photograph)


view to Highcliff Nab

Half a mile later we enjoy splendid views east over to Highcliff Nab


nature ponds

Near the end of the walk are the nature ponds and viewing platforms - the local authorities are trying to encourage wildlife back to this natural habitat with great success

We now continue back along the old railway track to the starting point


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