Nidderdale & Washburn Walks
Date: 26th April 2009
Distance: 4.7 miles
Ascent: 402 feet
Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SE236522
An easy walk with the family in and around the plantations of Norwood Edge including a visit to Little Alms Cliff.
Route Summary: Stainburn Moor - Lindley Moor - Prospecthouse Farm - Norwood Edge - Sandwith Moor - Little Alms Cliff - Stainburn Moor
1. A plantation road
2. Road side gorse near Greystone Beck
3. Norwood Edge and Prospecthouse Farm
4. A ewe and her lambs
5. The Washburn Valley from Sandwith Moor
6. Rhiannon on Sandwith Moor
7. On Little Alms Cliff with Rhiannon in the backpack
8. Norwood Edge from Little Alms Cliff
9. Menwith Hill and the Knabs Ridge windfarm
Walk Detail: When I'd visited Norwood Edge nearly two years previously I had kept it in mind as a good place to take Rhiannon and so I proved right.
The walking is fairly flat and for very little effort you get some quite extensive views. This time we did not go to the top of Norwood Edge itself though we did walk fairly close to it after having first walked out of the plantations to the minor road and then into the woods again having crossed Greystone Beck.
As with my previous visit I did enjoy the walk along Sandwith Moor following the northern edge of the plantations as the long distance views up the Washburn Valley towards Great Pock Stones, Cold Stones and Great Whernside are excellent. By this time Rhiannon had already had a snooze in the back pack so we tried to encourage her, with only moderate success to get down and walk.
This was another enjoyable family day out and I can see this being a good training ground for Rhiannon in the future.