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Boggle Hole & Stroupebrow - Route.

Distance: 4½ miles / 7¼ kilometers

Time: 3 hours 00 minutes

Grade: Easy

Map: OS Explorer OL27 - North York Moors, Eastern Area

Start Point: Boggle Hole Car Park, Mill Bank.

Grid Reference: NZ 952 037

Nearest Post Code: YO22 4UQ

Serial Distance Grid Reference Description
01 0.00 miles NZ 052 037 Turn right out of the car park and follow Mill Bank leading to the slip way at Boggle Hole. Before the top of the slip way, there is a path on the right, signed Cleveland Way, Ravenscar 2 ¾ miles, (opposite the Youth Hostel).
02 400 yards NZ 954 040 Take the path and ascend the steps to the top of the cliff and join the Cleveland Way. After about 550 yards cross the foot bridge over Stroupe Beck, then ascend the stepped path on the right, shortly after the track becomes a single track road.
03 0.86 miles NZ 959 031 Pass Stroupe Bank Farm and continue along the road passed Stroupebrow Cottage Farm to a footpath on the right.
04 1.00 miles NZ 959 029 Follow the farm track footpath, after about 350 yards, bear left, continue over the style and follow the path lined hedgerow. Go under the bridge and turn right in front of Home Farm to join the cinder track.
Note - This is not a public right of way, access permitted by land owners.
05 1.43 miles NZ 956 024 Turn left on the cinder track, Follow the track as it cuts through Allison Head Wood, pass under three bridges, before briefly leaving the cinder track to cross over Bridge Holme Lane (NZ 944 028), then continue along the cinder tack for about 0.5 mile to the next bridge.
06 3.00 miles NZ 944 035 At the bridge leave the cinder track, ascending the steps on the left, turn right and follow the track, crossing the footbridge over Mill Beck, at the edge of the wood, ascent the field opposite heading north east to junction with Middlewood Lane, then turn left, after 230 yards turn right on to Mark Lane.
07 3.58 miles NZ 947 042 Follow Mark Lane to Farsyde Stud Farm, then take the path on the left of the private gate. Continue along the path around the farm until it junctions with the Cleveland way.    
Note this is private land, do not feed the animals - the land owner gets upset!
08     Either turn left for a wee excursion to Robin Hood's Bay or turn right to continue with the walk.
09 4.00 miles NZ 951 045 Take the track on the right signed the Cleveland Way, Boggle Hole. Continue along the Cleveland Way to the Youth Hostel. Cross the foot bridge over Mill Beck to the top of the slip way.
10 4.34 miles NZ 954 040 Either turn left to the beach for a bit more exploration, or turn right and follow Mill Bank back up the hill to the car park.