Sunday, 25th March 2012


Walk: Orton, Stone Circle, Great Asby Scar, Orton Scar
Start Point: Orton village Grid Ref: NY 622 083
Distance: 13.2 miles Ascent: 1,100 feet
Weather: Sunny and mild Time: 6 hours
Comments: After heading out from Orton to the Stone Circle we made our way over easy field paths and tracks to reach Great Asby Scar. Walking on the limestone pavement ensured that we kept our eyes down to walk on the clints - and not end up in the grikes! Passing Robin Hood's Grave - an unlikely place but it is marked on the map, more good paths took us to Orton Scar and back to the cars.


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Time to take a layer off . . .


at the stone circle


Easy paths take us across the fields


Chocolate brown is the fashion today


Entering Great Asby Scar . . .


where walking takes some concentration . . .


and ferns abound in the grikes


The clints and grikes in a wide variety of shapes


Arriving at the cross . . .


we take time out for lunch


Heading down to . . .


Robin Hood's grave (where is the green cap and leotard?)


More good paths take us back to the car

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