Hasty Bank & Wainstones - Summary.
Distance: 8 miles / 12¾ kilometers
Time: 0 hours 00 minutes
Map: OS Explorer OL? - title of the map
This 8 mile circular in the Cleveland Hills offers some spectacular views. The walk starts at the south of Chop Gate village from the village hall car park 300 yards passed the Buck Inn on the B1257. Turn left out of the car park heading north passed the Buck Inn before turning left and around the back of Wesleyan Chapel which dates from 1858, to start a gentle ascent up the narrow bridleway under the archway of tree cover, then through pasture land of Cold Moor with magnificent views of the area, heading north to a junction with the Cleveland Way. The trail turns east along a paved path, descending to a finger post, before ascending to the rocky outcrop of Wain Stones which stand majestically on the western edge of Hasty Bank at the northern end of Bilsdale. A popular site with hill walkers and rock climbers. Some of the stones are adorned with graffiti engravings. A great place for a picnic or a spot of lunch.
The Wain Stones are worth a good exploration and a wee scramble if you're up it, before continuing along the Cleveland Way over the top of Wain Stone along Hasty Bank with another gentle climb up to White Hill, before Descending down to the B1257, crossing over the road, the trail eventually departs the Cleveland Way to head south along the north western edge of Urra Moor - the highest moor in the North Yorkshire Moors, towards Medd Crag, the trail then turn south west to join the B1257, and turning left and back to Chop Gate. The Buck Inn is well worth a visit to sit and reflect on this 8 mile walk.
The walking terrain is unchallenging with gentle climbs and descents through pasture land and along woodland trails.