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From: Ganton Greyhound, GantonTo: Middleton Arms, North Grimston16.8 miles27 km499m ascent374m descent
ThumbnailToday is a long day, as there's little chance of accommodation without dropping down to North Grimston, but we've got to get "in sync" so we can enjoy great pubs at Huggate, Goodmanham and Welton on the next 3 nights. Anyway, let's stop nattering and set off. The Way starts off in the valley, heading west before briefly climbing up onto Sherburn Brow. Drop back down, nearly into Sherburn, which has good facilities if required. Be careful if nature calls around here - I once had a close shave with an electric fence while relieving bladder pressure. From Sherburn, the Way climbs back up again, then contours the escarpment with fine views to the north including the North York Moors far away. Watch out for the Wolds Way camp site on a short diversion, where there's a shop, then head steeply down through a wood to the village of Wintringham, which has neither a shop nor a pub, but the Lavender café is not far off route to the north. Our route climbs back up once again, initially on a road, then a zig-zag to ascend the escarpment into a wood and eventually to Settrington Beacon, on a minor road where the path exits the wood. You're tired now, but there's nothing here and it's mostly downhill to our destination at North Grimston. Cross the road and descend past the woods to Wood House Farm, where the path curves around the farm buildings on a good track. Do not follow the Wolds Way across the stream, but keep on the farm track down the valley until you reach the road. Turn tight along the road and head for the Middleton Arms - there's accommodation here, but it's 70s style, avocado bath suite, brown tiles, that sort of thing. Nice beer and food though, and you may be able to camp outside if the pub is full.
Bus LogoGanton: SherburnBeer LogoMiddleton Arms, North Grimston
Train LogoSeamer: MaltonBed LogoMiddleton Arms, North Grimston
Car LogoGanton: Sherburn: Wold Farm: Wintringham: Settrington Beacon: North GrimstonTent LogoWolds Way Camping: Middleton Arms
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