The Grey Panthers
13 January 2022, - Square Corner, Osmotherley & the Cod Beck Reservoir


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7.0 miles

Explorer Map OL26, - North York Moors (Western Area)

A walk that starts just outside Osmotherley at a spot called Square Corner. Parking a car in either Osmotherley of nearby Sheep Wash can be very difficult at times and the car park at Square Corner should be a better option.
There is a fairly steep descent from Square Corner to the valley at Oak Dale.
Otherwise, the footpaths that are followed are clear and well defined.
At the Cod Beck Reservoir there are plenty of benches on the eastern bank of the reservoir should you want to stop and rest or have a picnic.



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Start from the car park at Square Corner (SE479 959).
Descend into Oak Dale by the clear and well signposted footpath. This is a fairly steep descent over a footpath lined with flagstones.
In Oak Dale head Westwards / North Westwards to meet the Osmotherley - Helmsley road.
Cross the road and take the Cleveland Way footpath to Osmotherley.
In Osmotherley turn right and follow the osmotherley - Swainby road Northwards (there is a pavement to help avoid the traffic.
Continue until you come to the entrance road that leads to the holiday homes / Youth Hostel / caravan park.
Continue past the Youth Hostel until you come to a footpath on your left that brings you to the Cod Beck Reservoir.
Follow the footpath along the East bank of the reservoir.
At the top end of the reservoir, cross over and then take the footpath Southwards along the West bank of the reservoir.
When you reach the dam, cross over to the east bank then take the track that takes you Eastwards to High Lane.
In High Lane, turn right and now continue Southwards past Chequers until you eventually return to Square Corner.




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