|Distance||7 miles (approx)|
|Low Point||150m (approx)|
|High Point||390m (approx)|
|Height gain||240m (approx)|
|Terrain||Road, good tracks and limestone|
|Dogs||Ok (on leads in places)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★ !!!|
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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS
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I’ve been wanting to revisit Norber after an excellent walk with a mate and my son a few summer’s back. At that time we parked in Austwick and took a horseshoe route over Moughton but today we parked at Clapham and took a shorter circular route, which was still about 7 miles but quite easy going.
- Head out of Clapham by the Church of Saint James and head west up the steep track through the tunnels.
- Turn left (heading northeasterly) onto Long Lane (Track). Stay on this track for about a mile.
- At the gate bear right (easterly) up towards the cairn on Long Scar. Don’t go up to the cairn, instead stay on the track which circumvents the cairn.
- Come off the Pennine Bridleway bearing left (northwesterly) and head for the tree across the limestone.
- Rejoin the Pennine Bridleway over the wall at the edge of the limestone.
- There is a thinly trodden track to Norber, but don’t panic too much if you can’t find it, simply keep heading south.
- Enjoy the Norber Erratics.
- Follow the finger post sign (right/westerly) back to Clapham.
On this route
Clapham, Encombe Bridge, Twenty Acre Plantation, Long Lane (Track), Long Scar, Norber, Robin Proctor’s Scar, Pennine Bridleway, Summit Clump.