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12. A walk from Boltby Village to the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills, via Paradise Valley and High Barn

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Boltby Village is a quiet village of attractive stone houses, cottages and a few larger houses and modern bungalows  in North Yorkshire, Northern England. There is no cafe or pub in the village but there are good short circular walks up on to the escarpment and ancient drove road of the Hambleton Hills to find a good picnic spot and return to the parked car in the village. Call in at the small but dignified Church of Holy Trinity for a quiet moment of reflection, especially note the lack of traffic.

There is a convenient lay-by car park above Boltby village

 

Looking down across Boltby from the road down from the car park lay-by

 

The curious little bridge over the stream in Boltby village

 

Holy Trinity Church, Boltby

 

Holy Trinity Church, Boltby is a small chapel built in 1859 by William Burn, it has a bell-cote and lancet windows. There is a curious little stone footbridge over a stream just a long from a house called Merry Hall dated W. W. 1678.

 

There is a broad track running south-east from Boltby Village that leads up to the Cleveland Way along the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills.

 

Looking back down towards Boltby.

 

At last the escarpment and check the map!

 

Looking south down the escarpment towards Sutton Bank.

 

Looking north along the Cleveland Way towards High Barn in the distance.

 

Looking back down to Boltby Village.

 

A few wind-blown trees on the escarpment.

 

Looking west from the top of Boltby Scar.

 

A long since abandoned building stone quarry. There are many disused quarries in the area.

 

High Barn.

 

The trees near High Barn.

 

On the old Hambleton drove road

 

 

After High Barn you continue north and turning left, heading west for Low Pardise.

 

Looking back up Paradise Valley

 

Looking across Paradise Valley up to High Barn (in the trees) on the edge of the limestone escarpment

 

 

 

After Low Pardise you make your way across the fields to the road back down to Boltby Village, passing an alternative parking spot just above the village.

 

View south from above Boltby Village

 

The 'old' Coach House - a pub once?  

 

The exterior of Holy Trinity Church, Boltby.

 

The interior of Holy Trinity Church, Boltby.

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