Day 12 Wednesday 25th July Ingleby Cross to (Clay Bank) Great Broughton
Distance 12.5 Miles .......... Ascent 2700 Feet

Cross the A172 at Carr Bridge and continue steeply up the road opposite to Arncliffe Wood. Through the woods to join the Cleveland Way and continue to climb upwards to the summit of Beacon Hill. Extensive views over the Vale of Mowbray and eventually Middlesborough and Teesside. There follows a series of steep ascents and descents over Scugdale, Carlton Moor, Cringle Moor, Cold Moor and Hasty Bank to Clay Bank Top. Then need to walk down into Great Broughton for accommodation.

A strenuous day in comparison four or five.


I am booked into the Dromonby Bridge B & B Great Broughton. Single ensuite£35 b&b

Click image for details or for other accommodation follow the Sherpa Van link

Signed up for this day: David Brawn, Keith Case, Nigel Williams

Some notes on the day

Left Ingleby Cross climbed up through the woods and started out along the Cleveland Way on top of the hill. Met Dave at the first road crossing at a cattle grid. Started out on the first of the five peaks. Each of these was quite a stiff climb over prepared, almost paved tracks. Similarly a steep descent from each peak. Did the first three which were really enjoyable walking. However during the descent from the third one we decided to avoid the last two and took a track along the top of the treeline below the peaks to get to Clay Bank Top. Dave took us down to Dromonby Farm which was quite a strange place with an old farmhouse extensively extended by the owner (who was a Neil Diamond fan). Quite nice really if a bit over the top with some of the homely touches. He took us to a nice pub in the evening in Kirkby, bought the first round and brought us back when we were ready.

Dromonby Bridge B & B - website
Accomodation and baggage transport
Sherpa Van Website - Great Broughton
Packhorse website
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