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Stage 3

This Stage begins at the Church of St John, Bilsdale and ends at All Saints Church, Hawnby.

Walk Instructions

Start: St John’s Church Fangdale Beck
TS9 7LH    What3Words clashing.rocked.totals   OS Grid reference SE 573 945
Distance- 5.5 miles    Stage 3 of a 9 stage 41 mile trail
Grade: Moderate
USE THE OS MAP LINK St Aelred’s Pilgrim Trail Stage 3 
Photos relate to * in text.

With St John’s Church behind you, cross the busy road with care and walk past the green telephone box into Fangdale Beck. Bear left and follow the farm road to Malkin Bower. Take the bridleway opposite the farm buildings which goes steeply uphill, passing a disused quarry, to reach a gate about half a mile from Malkin Bower.

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2

Turn left after the gate and follow the path alongside the wood 
For almost a mile till you reach a gate in a wall. *Turn right and follow the 
wall to the track.

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3

Follow this ancient track until you reach a junction with a shooting 
track. * Do not continue on the track. 
Go straight on, using the grassy track, to a gate. Go through the gate.

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4

Continue along this track with the Ladhill valley on your right, 
passing large stones. Continue until you reach a footpath *to your 
right, heading downhill.

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5

Follow this path to the fence, bear right to the footbridge and cross.
Head up hill, following the path indicators to the field. Bear left to 
the gate through the wall * and turn left along the wall to the 
Sportsman’s Hall track. Turn right to Moorgate where the track 
meets the Hawnby- Osmotherley road.

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6

Head SW to the other side of the cattle grid across the road and walk on the path to the western side of Hawnby Hill* for a mile and a half,
You will pass Hill End House on your right.
Continue straight ahead till you reach the minor road. Turn right and walk 
down the road to the junction. Turn left to reach All Saints, Hawnby.

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All Saints Church, Hawnby

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