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Fordon Dales Walk - Moderate

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Fordon Dales Walk - Moderate

Your walk starts along a public footpath by Low Fordon Farm at the west end of the hamlet.

You then follow the valley bottom all the way up the gentle hill through North Dale and Lang Dale, passing the sites of tumuli.

Near the top end of the Lang Dale take a footpath (Centenary Way) across the valley to then take the walk to the road by Sharpe Howe.

After admiring the view to the west and the south, turn down the road and follow it past Danebury Manor. 

You then follow a track downhill to Cans Dale where you will meet a road. 

Walk along this road to return to Fordon

Distance in Miles 5 or shortened distance 3.5 miles

Distance in Kilometres 8

Features of Interest

The view from the road near Sharpe Howe is among the best in the Yorkshire Wolds.

The tiny St. James' church in Fordon is the smallest active church in Yorkshire, possibly in England.

With parts dating from Norman times, it has had a chequered history, reconsecrated at least twice, and reputedly serving for a time as a smugglers' den, before being recently refurbished by the villagers.

This route:-
Contains some gentle slopes.
Contains a mixture of stiles and gates.
May involve walking through fields with livestock.
Crosses at least one road.
Contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather.
Contains some uneven surfaces.

Some sections of this walk pass through recently-designated 'Open Access' areas. Here you may walk anywhere - just look out for the notices and access waymarks.

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Fordon Dales Walk - Moderate

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