Saturday, 29 October 2011

Sutton Bank Walk to Whitestone Cliff, Gormire Lake & the White Horse

Sutton bank Walk, Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake, white horse, yorkshire walks
My best photo on this Sutton Bank Walk: A view of Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake

Sutton Bank is a steep hill in the North York Moors National Park, not far from Thirsk, and most drivers in the area have drove up it rather slowly at one time. Because you can drive to the top of the bank- it provides a great base from which to do a number of walks, and because you start quite high - then the views can be seen with not much effort.

The Map of my favourite Sutton bank walking route:

Map of the circular walk from Sutton bank, to Whitestone Cliff, Gormire lake and the white horse, , yorkshire walks
Map of the circular walk from Sutton bank, to Whitestone Cliff, Gormire lake and the white horse. The route starts at the visitor centre at the top of Sutton Bank, so you can park the car quite easily there.
This map is from www.walkingenglishman.com/northyorkshire16.htm


The Start from Sutton Bank Visitors Centre:

The Sutton Bank Visitor Centre has ample parking, and great facilities including Information Desk, Cafe & Toilets

The start of the walk is quite flat, and because the car park is high up - you get excellent views with little climbing required! 

First view of Whitestone Cliff

Looking back over Gormire lake from Whitestone Cliff
Sutton bank Walk, Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake, white horse, yorkshire walks
My best photo on this Sutton Bank Walk: A view of Whitestone Cliff and Gormire Lake

We are on the cleveland way here!


Gormire Lake









Looking at the forest we walked through from above!


Heading back along the path towards the Gliding School. As you can see from this picture and the earlier pictures - the walking route at the top of Sutton bank is quite flat and therefore very accessible to anyone. If you want a bit of fresh air and great views with not much effort then the top of Sutton bank is very much recommended!


So there you go, I hope this has inspired you to visit the area! If you know of any other excellent walking routes in the area - then let me know in the comments section! Thanks for reading, Stuart

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