Orton, Stone Circle, Sunbiggin, Settlement by Maisongill, Asby Winderwath Common, Great Asby Scar, Beacon above Orton Scar, Robin Hood’s Grave and finally a lime kiln above Orton
|Start Point:||Orton||Grid Reference:||NY 621 082|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||1,500 feet|
|Weather:||Beautiful. Some wind but warm with hazy skies.|
A good walk taking in fields and limestone paving with excellent views all around. This was a repeat of my earlier walk which had been abandoned due to deep snow and blizzard conditions, what a difference.
Orton in warm sunshine and . . .
Orton in the depths of winter on the 18th March 2018
Striding out to our next goal
Our path was almost impassable in March due to deep snow drifts
Standing at the centre spot of a stone circle . . .
of which there are many in the area
Elevenses as we ascend into limestone country
This Orchid was spotted by the side of our
path with several others being seen later
Taking a closer look
Heading towards Great Asby Scar where we saw these people
practising target shooting, the targets being almost on the horizon
Initially following the path beside the limestone pavement . . .
we go slightly off path . . .
and with heads down, we added a short length of limestone paving to our walk . . .
before taking a look back across the pavement
An ideal spot for lunch
A short climb takes us to . . .
a beacon which is marked . . .
as a cairn on the map . . .
and which has its own information plaque
Almost back in Orton . . .
and Kath takes in the view from atop this limestone kiln . . .
although the kiln could do with a little bit of TLC
All Saints Church in Orton is dominated by the 16th Century perpendicular tower
In 2007 the tower was treated with a coat of lime to help prevent damage from damp.