Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Marching around the Other Marske; Marske and Telfit Farm Distance: 4- Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Marching around the Other Marske; Marske and Telfit Farm Distance: 4- Miles

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

SOME 40 miles west of Marske-by-the-Sea's sweeping seaside sands, another Marske nestles among the moors and woodland of Swaledale.

Starting from the bridge at the southern end of the village we cross Marske Beck and head up the roadside steps towards St Edmund's Church.

We keep to the left of the church and pass through a squeeze stile beside the stone wall.

There are two more stiles before we reach the public road with Bumble Bee Cottage prominent as we turn left to walk ahead along a stony track.

We soon pass through a gate (with cattle grid) and continue ahead past scattered building at Clints.

Our route runs ahead with woodland on our right hand and soon pass a property set back from the track (on the right).

Continuing up the slope we pass along the lower edge of the woods and at the split in paths we keep to the lower waymarked route.

Passing through a metal field gate we walk head up the slope with a wire fence on the right and broken wall on our left hand side.

After another field gate we pass Orgate Farm on our right and join a grassy track that runs below the farm to a wooden field gate.

Our route continues up the slope between farm building and follows the wall on the left.

Three waymarks on a trackside tree direct us alongside the wall on our left and at the end of the wall we bear diagonally left down the slope before walking ahead with Telfit Farm on the opposite bank.

Our route then cuts back to the left and we cross the bridge before passing through a metal gate to head up the slope.

After another gate we head towards Telfit Farm but keep left of the farm sheds to pass through a metal field gate.

Turning left along the lane we walk down the gentle slope as it bends left and then right.

An uphill section runs past a lane on our right with Skelton Cottage prominent on the right hand. We leave the track by passing through a squeeze stile on our left and cross the field to reach a fence on the left of a line of evergreens.

Continuing ahead with the fence on our left we pass through a metal gate and continue ahead down the slope. …

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