Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Ramble in the Shadow of the A1; Barton and Aldbrough St John Distance: 6' Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Ramble in the Shadow of the A1; Barton and Aldbrough St John Distance: 6' Miles

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Byline: Woodhouse reports

BRIDLEWAYS, footpaths and quiet country lanes link the attractive villages of Cormpton and Aldbrough St John on the north and south sides of the A1 through North Yorkshire.

Starting from the market cross on the north side of the village green at Barton, we head past the Half Moon Inn on our right before turning left up the slope to pass the Church of St Cuthbert and St Mary (on the right).

Continuing ahead we pass Church Meadows (on our right) and cross high above the A19(M) before passing a footpath on our right hand.

A downhill slope takes us over Little Beck Bridge before we turn right at the lodge on a metalled roadway.

Continuing ahead down the gentle slope we cross Clow Beck and pass Brettanby Manor (on the left) with houses and then Brettanby Farm on our right.

At the end of the buildings we turn left on a track and soon pass through a metal field gate to walk ahead with tall trees on our left.

Continuing around the field edge we walk ahead through Brettanby Plantation and up the slope to reach a mature oak tree (on our right).

At this point we bear left (with a waymarked post under the hawthorn push) and walk beside a hedge on our right.

There are three metal field gates along the next stretch with glimpses of building at Long Leases as we reach the public road.

Crossing with care, we bear left for about 10 yards to follow the side road over a rise and into the Low Green at Aldbrough St John.

With the open green on our left we pass the surgery, End Cottage and Old Hall Cottage on our right before reaching The Stanwick Inn.

At this point we bear left and cross the bridge on the green before heading up the slope past the Church of St Paul on our left to reach a junction of routes.

We follow the road to Melsonby and Richmond and soon pass St John's Park (right) and Kilton Court, left, before following the bridleway next to the telegraph wires.

Our track rises to pass a newly built property (on the left) before we reach Crossbury House where we pass a cottage (on our right) before veering to the right of the large shed on a wide track. …

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