Hutton Le Hole – Ana Cross – Lastingham
A 7.5 mile (12km) walk of 3-4 hour duration starting from the carpark just on the outskirts of the village on the Lastingham Road.
This walk takes an outward route from Hutton-Le-Hole across Spaunton Moor to Rosedale Chimney Bank Top with absolutely stunning views across Rosedale. Chimney Bank is classified as the steepest road in England (don’t worry we aren’t going down) with a maximum gradient of 33% and a Holy Grail achievement for cyclists. From the top we follow the trail across the moor to Ana Cross, which marked a medieval route way between Lastingham and Rosedale Abbey, but also the site of ancient burial mounds. From Ana Cross we follow the path across Lastingham Ridge towards the village before turning right and heading back along the path and our return into Hutton-Le-Hole.
What you will need
In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable walking shoes/boots, proper outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of walking fitness. Unfortunately young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Safety and the Weather
As the group leader, I am responsible for your safety and will be more attentive to your needs throughout, and may show more caution than individuals might when walking on their own.
II undertake continuous risk assessment, and may take the decision to change or modify walking plans at short notice. This most commonly occurs in bad weather conditions. I do lead walks in all weather, so long as it is safe to do so.