The Grey Panthers
19 June 2019, - Swainby & Whorlton

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5.5 miles

Explorer Map OLS26, - North York Moors (Western Areas)

This walk starts in the delightful village of Swainby then follows a section of the Cleveland Way footpath though woodland to Huthwaite Green. From here, the Cleveland Way is followed for a short distance before taking a footpath through woodland towards Faceby.
In Faceby, the footpath then skirts round Whorl Hill before joining the footpath to Whorlton.
From Worlton it is a short walk to Swainby.
In Whorlton time should be made to visit the old Church, and the ruins of the castle.

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There are several parking spaces by the public toilets in Swainby (NZ47653 02159).
Head Southwards down the main street in Swainby. Continue ahead past the turning to Scugdale.
At a bend in the road there is a signposted track which leads you to join the Cleveland Way footpath in Clain Wood.
Turn left on the Cleveland Way footpath and follow the path to Hollin Hill.
Continue on the Ceveland Way towards Round Hill. However, where the Cleveland Way then turns sharp right (by a small gate) to continue up Round Hill, instead continue straight ahead on a field footpath beside the boundary fence.
This section of footpath is over very uneven ground.
Continue to where a small gate entery the Faceby Plantation.
Continue on the footpath through the plantation to Bank Lane, and then head Northwards towards Faceby.
Just past High Farm, a footpath (reached by a stile) takes you into the woodland of Whorl Hill.
Follow the footpath round Whorl Hill to emerge at Whorl Hill Farm.
Here take the footpath to Whorlton where you can visit the old Church and the Castle.
From Whorlton, continue back to Swainby.

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