Walk 3: Nunthorpe to Newton Roseberry (3 miles/4.8km)
ABOUT THE ROUTE
One short incline.
Roads, fields, wood, stells (manmade ditches).
START. 1. Swan’s Corner bus stand. Walk back along Guisborough Road to level crossing in Nunthorpe. Continue for 500 metres. Just beyond playing fields club is a bus stop (The Avenue) and directly beyond, a Public Footpath sign and stile.
2. Single track skirts field edge via narrow fenced corridor to another stile. Exit field via metal gate and cross A1043 road.
3. Up concrete steps, cross two stiles via swing gate to church of St Mary the Virgin. Pause here for stunning panoramic view. Exit church precincts and go left along Church Lane, The Red House on right and Grange Farm to the left.
4. Approximately mile along this track reach Morton Carr. Go right via waymarked telegraph pole. Cross stile and follow winding track across a large field.
5. At far side, by a copse, is a metal gate waymarked ahead. Follow this to another stile and then cross Nunthorpe Stell via foot- bridge, go left to another stile.
6. Continue right to farm buildings. This is Eastfield Farm. Four more stiles takes you onto a farm track. Go left and almost immed- iately go right, to a metal gate. Follow waymark and field edge to a stile and then an open gateway.
7. Walk ahead, towards a large copse and telegraph poles. The track veers right, then left to a waymarked gatepost. Keep on, the copse now on your left. This is a Right of Way. Don’t be deterred.
8. Continue to where field dips, down to a small, almost concealed, wooden gate. Push through undergrowth to another gate and here cross Main Stell. Cross via stones and traverse small wood to stile.
9. Walk along the raised track to a metal gate and after 10 minutes reach final gate at lane end. Pass Quarry House buildings and exit onto main Guisborough/Stokesley road.
10. Go left, and into Newton-under-Roseberry for No.81bus back.
Wonderful views from St Mary’s Church.
Roseberry Topping / Hasty Bank/ Captain Cook’s Monument.