Monday, 27 July 2020

Hoggarths Bridge to Angram Circular from Pry House Farm

Hoggarths Bridge (High Bridge) to Angram and return.

This lovely circular walk takes you over moorland, through pastures and along the River Swale. 

Looking back towards Pry House Farm 


Immediately over Hoggarths Bridge pick up the public footpath at the fingerpost
Angram 1 & 1/2 miles

Its a short pull up to the first stile but after that the gradient is gentle.

Mostly the path is clear to see as the ladder stiles are easily visible on the skyline.

After crossing a moorland track drop down to the pretty, babbling beck...

and carefully cross over the water.

 Up the other side and path takes you diagonally to the corner of the pasture. Look out for a stile with no purpose and immediately behind is a gated stile.

Throught the gate and with the heather moor on your left and the moor wall on your right, follow the track which is little more than a sheep trod at this point, until you come to a squeeze stile.
 In front of you the land rises.  Follow the path to the top keeping Aygill and the view down to the hamlet of Thorns to your left.

Drop down through the fields into Angram.  Stop and admire the skill of the drystone waller and see one of the many lime kiln entrances that are dotted all over the upper dale.

From Angram take the public footpath to Keld (approx 1 mile) and have a well earned rest and refreshment at Keld Lodge before heading back to Hoggarths bridge following the Swale.

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