Hambleton Hillside Mosaic Walk

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Start: Sutton Bank
Distance: 35 miles (56 km)
Grid Ref: SE516830
Climbing: 1,135 metres
Walk time: 13-17 hours
Days: 2-3

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Summary: The ingenuity and creativity of the British never ceases to amaze me. This walk in the Hambleton Hills area of the North York Moors National Park is like a treasure hunt, the treasure being to find a lot of handcrafted tiles which have been set in places on the moors and which describe aspects of local life here, past and present. I have seen similar walks in other places such as this mosaic walk in Nidderdale. The Hambleton Hillside Mosaic Walk is enjoyed by travelling on foot along cliff tops and through woodlands and villages. Along the route were originally 23 mosaics but some of these, alas, have been lost or taken by morons as trophies.

The walk begins from the North York Moors visitor centre at Sutton Bank. The walk is circular and visits Whitestone Cliff, Boltby Scar, Sneck Yate, Boltby, Kirkby Knowle, Cowesby, Kepwick, Nether Silton, Borrowby, Knayton, Upsall, Felixkirk, Thirlby, Sutton under Whitestonecliffe, Balk, Bagby, Thirkleby and Kilburn.

Useful Links:
Hambleton Hillside Mosaic Walk Guidebook
Long Distance Walkers Association

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