Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rolling Country on Town's Edge

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rolling Country on Town's Edge

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

GENTLY rolling countryside between Nunthorpe and Stokesley offers a range of fine all-round views from well marked footpaths and bridleways.

Starting from St Mary's Church, Nunthorpe we walk down the slope of Church Lane and cross the A172, with care, to follow the track that runs between wooden fences to join a wide route that passes Grey Towers Farm on our right.

We follow the track past woodland and recent housing development on our left towards Ryehill.

There is open countryside all around as we make our way up the slope towards Ryehill Farm and after walking between fences we turn left through a gate on our left.

We take in a fine view of Grey Towers on our left, as our route rises gently and then turn left before the end of the trees to walk towards Jubilee Plantation.

Turning to the right alongside the plantation our pathway rises again to open up fine all-round views. At the next junction of routes we turn to pass sheds and a bungalow at South Ryehill.

At the end of the hedgerow we bear left and then right along the well marked path that leads past High Tunstall Farm, high on our left. A series of three stiles mark the next section before we reach the Green Lane.

Turning left along the roadway we pass the buildings of Tunstall Farm and follow the left hand bend along Tunstall Lane. We cross a ford (and bridge) over the River Tame and soon pass stables on our right hand side.

Black Plantation spreads along ground on our right before we reach the junction with Old Stokesley Road. Turning left at this point we pass the Tree Bridge Inn on our left and follow the bending roadway past Lyn Ridge, left, and Stell House, right.

We soon reach Nunthorpe village with Agricola Cottages lining the West Side and Nunthorpe Hall behind high stone walls on the East Side. …

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