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Reeth High Moor - Walking with Wheels

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This Walking with Wheels route is suitable for an off-road mobility scooter such as a Tramper or TGA Supersport. 
A route on open Moorland taken from the Yorkshire Dales Miles Without Stiles - Route 13 - Old Gang Smelt Mill.
A scooter user needs to be equipped for bad weather and accompanied for safety and to open boundary gates.
difficult
Distance 9 km
3:00 h
223 m
223 m
572 m
349 m

This was completed in September 2019 and the 9km (5.5 mile) circular route starts at small off-road parking area near Surrender Bridge. - OS Map Reference - SD 990 996.

The route starts and ends on a short sections of single-track road. Passing over a cattle grid and bridge before turning onto bridleways/moorland shooting tracks. The route passes the Old Gang Smelt Mill used to process the lead ore mined up on Melbecks Moor.

The moorland tracks are generally 2 metres (6 feet) wide and a well surfaced with gravel with short battery sapping climbs of 1 in 6.

It is open access land and remote exposed moorland. Be prepared for a change of weather.

The start is at about 340 metres (1110 feet) above sea level and reaching about 572 metres (1875 feet).

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
572 m
Lowest point
349 m

Safety information

Be prepared for a change of weather.

Start

A small off-road parking area near Surrender Bridge. - OS Map Reference - SD 990 996. (348 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 98934 99824
DD
54.393896, -2.017917
DMS
54°23'38.0"N 2°01'04.5"W
UTM
30U 563764 6027792
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Destination

This is a 9km (5.5 mile) circular route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Take the B6270 West from Reeth. After 1.4 miles (2.2km) at Healaugh turn right onto a minor road signed Kearton.  Parking area on the right after 1.9 miles (3km).

Parking

Informal off road parking near Surrender Bridge. OS Map Reference - SD 990 996.

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 98934 99824
DD
54.393896, -2.017917
DMS
54°23'38.0"N 2°01'04.5"W
UTM
30U 563764 6027792
w3w 
///fraction.earl.overlooks
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
223 m
Descent
223 m
Highest point
572 m
Lowest point
349 m
Accessibility Circular route

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