North York Moors Walks
Kilburn White Horse
Date: 18th September 2010
Distance: 1.5 miles
Ascent: 200 feet
Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SE514806
A short walk above and below the Kilburn White Horse, a famous Yorkshire landmark.
Route Summary: White Horse Bank - White Horse - Ivy Scar - Roulston Scar - Hood Hill Plantation - White Horse Bank
1. Giving Rhiannon a shoulder ride up the steep steps
2. A section of the White Horse
3. Looking west across the Vale of Mowbray
4. Sutton Bank
5. Lisa and Rhiannon on the path above Ivy Scar
6. A glider taking off
7. Looking up at Ivy Scar
8. Rhiannon on the woodland path back to the car park
Walk Detail: This short walk was an exact repeat of a walk we'd done in March the previous year. That time I carried Rhiannon most of the way in a backpack, this time I carried her on my shoulders up the steep set of steps from the car park to above the White Horse itself, but from then on she managed the rest of the way on foot.
Once again we were blessed with good visibility and I found it really quite gratifying when, on a number of occassions, Rhiannon stopped and said, "look at the view Daddy!". This time there was also quite a lot of activity going on at the glider club so we also spent a fair amount of time watching the gliders take off and land.
One day I will have to do a more extended walk in this area but for the time being it is a nice short route for little legs and once again Rhiannon really enjoyed it.