Northern Echo walk
Tripsdale, North York Moors
Went out for a superb winter's walk yesterday to secluded Tripsdale, a side-valley off Bilsdale near Chop Gate.
From Chop Gate, a brisk climb leads up from William Beck Farm onto Nab Ridge, where they were burning the heather. From there, a tracks leads along the ridge before descending past the Bride Stones then round into hidden Tripsdale. This is a superb and dramatic valley, with crags and cliffs, thick woodland and a vast expanse of heather moorland. The setting sun was particularly good from the top of this moorland, with a classic Mackerel Sky (not long dry), as proved to be the case.
To view this walk in the Northern Echo, click here (available to view between 19th & 26th January 2012). www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/leisure/mindbodysoul/walks/