Swainby to Chop Gate – 17 August 2019
We are planning to finish in Chop Gate this time around. There has always been some discussion on how the place should be pronounced, with many people going for the pronunciation Chop Yat. But if you check out the website TeessideLive you will see that the locals actually pronounce it as Chop Gate. We will just leave it to you to decide how to pronounce it and it does not really matter, all we want is the place to be nice and sunny when we arrive.
After the last walk where we only had two walks out, we have gone one better this time around and have three walks on offer. The first route getting off the coach is an 11.5-mile route that is starting from Ingleby Arncliffe. This route goes anti-clockwise to the south passing through Osmotherly and then heading back northeast over Arnsgill Ridge.
The 11-mile route gets off the coach next just past Swainby on the A172 road and goes clockwise along the Cleveland Way past the Wainstones and then going south at Clay Bank. The third route is a 6-mile route that gets off at the top of Clay Bank and head up and past the Wainstones before also heading south to Chop Gate.
The image for this post was taken on our last walk into the Scottish Borders at Langholm on a really nice sunny day. We had not been to Langholm since 2008 and the last time we finished at Chop Gate was 2009 although we have passed by a number of times when we were visiting the North York Moors.
Chop Gate Weather
|Walk No. 17||Swainby to Chop Gate||17 August 2019|
|Area: North York Moors||Map: OL 26|
6 miles Moderate
Start: B1257 Parking Area (Clay Bank) Grid Ref NZ571035
Track on west side of road – Cleveland Way – White Hill – Wain Stones – Permissive Path south to Beak Hills – Three Howes – Stone Intake – Footpath south-east to Chop Gate
11 miles Moderate
Start: A172 Grid Ref NZ483029
Whorlton – Whorlton Lane – Permissive Path – Perish Crook – Cleveland Way – Knolls End – B1257 Road – Hasty Bank Farm – Garfitts – Middle Heads – Broadfield Farm – North Woods – Bank House – Cold Moor Lane – Chop Gate
11.5 miles Moderate
Start: Ingleby Arncliffe
Ingleby Cross – Arncliffe Hall – Tire Bank – Cleveland Way – Osmotherly – Cleveland Way – Square Corner – Minor Road south-east – Low Cote Farm – Hill End Farm – Arnsgill Ridge – Head House – Todwood – Trennet – Chop Gate
Pub: The Buck Inn Telephone No. 01642 7783