Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lowland Walk in the Shadow of the Hills; Ingleby Greenhow CIRCULAR

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lowland Walk in the Shadow of the Hills; Ingleby Greenhow CIRCULAR

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

TREE-COV-ERED slopes of the Cleveland Hills offer an ideal backdrop to this stroll through attractive lowland settings on the south side of Ingleby Greenhow.

Starting from the Dudley Arms at Ingleby Greenhow, we walk in a southerly direction past adjacent properties and turn right on the footpath high above the public road.

Following the downhill slope we make our way into the churchyard and pass St Andrew's Church on our right before heading across a footbridge over Ingleby Beck.

We continue ahead up the slope of Church Plantation to reach a flight of steps on our left leading to a pathway beside woodland, left, and an open field, right. There are three stiles along the next section of our route before we reach De L'isle Cottage on our left side.

A stile on our right, beside a metal gate, leads into a field and there are three more stiles as we continue ahead towards the buildings at Low Farm. Bearing right, we follow the gravel track ahead to a junction of routes where a left turn takes us towards Greenhow Plantation.

Opposite the driveway to Wood's Farm, we turn to the right through a metal gate to join the bridleway. There are three more stiles with field gates along the next section before we pass a pond on our left to continue across a narrow field and two further field gates before we reach the buildings of West Wood Farm.

Our route skirts to the right around the farm before a left turn takes us down a grassy slope to the public roadway at Greenhow Avenue.

At this point we turn right, and just before the right-hand bend in the roadway we pass through a metal field gate on the left to join the bridleway that runs ahead past woodland on our right hand side.

We soon pass a cottage on our right with a well in the garden and continue ahead through two metal field gates with fine views on all sides. …

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