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Malo Cross – Blakey Topping – Circular Details

A route you may add to your circuit of the Hole of Horcum or if you’re local an easier and interesting walk that won’t eat up all your day.

The walk takes you to Malo Cross – a 400 year old cross that marks land boundaries and Blakey Topping an interesting shaped hill that has mysterious standing stones dotted around it.

This walk will take you no longer than 2 hours.

For more photos and description please head to the write up on my blog.

The Route

Once you’ve taken in the view of the Hole of Horcum, remain on the same side of the road as the car park heading in the direction of Whitby. Take the bridleway towards Newgate Foot Farm. You’ll see the sign indicating the boundary of RAF Fylingdales. At this point take the bridleway-cum-footpath on the left. Follow the edge of the tree plantation and before the gate, be careful not to miss the sign the for bridleway to follow the Saltergate Brow.

Enjoy the views over Saltergate Moor and RAF Fylingdales. Fylingdales used to be famous for the three 40m golf ball shaped buildings that housed radars. On the site is what looks like a former farmstead (marked Nab Farm on OS) but now looks to just house some hay.

When you get to Newgate Foot its decision time. Whether to head up to the top of Blakey Topping or to take the route to enjoy the view. We chose the latter this time. We headed up the field and crossed the farm driveway. There’s some steep steps here, so take caution. Particularly when its icy. If you’d like to conquer Blakey Topping take the track through the farm yard, resisting the urge to pet the horses in the stables.

Once at the top you can enjoy further views of Blakey Topping and decide if you’d like to continue on to Bridestones or back to the Car Park on ‘Old Wives Way’. It was time for us to make our return journey to Saltergate so we made a right turn and followed the top of Newgate Brow.

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