Norber Erratics

Route info Easy
Distance 7  miles (approx)
Time 2:45 hours
Low Point 150m (approx)
High Point 390m (approx)
Height gain 240m (approx)
Terrain Road, good tracks and limestone
Bogs Minimal
Dogs Ok (on leads in places)
Cow count 0+
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★★ !!!

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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 15,491
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs  550 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 1,000 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.



Approximate map

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Route description

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.


  1. Head out of Clapham by the Church of Saint James and head west up the steep track through the tunnels.
  2.  Turn left (heading northeasterly) onto Long Lane (Track).  Stay on this track for about a mile.
  3. 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.
  4. Come off the Pennine Bridleway bearing left (northwesterly) and head for the tree across the limestone.
  5. Rejoin the Pennine Bridleway over the wall at the edge of the limestone.
  6. There is a thinly trodden track to Norber, but don’t panic too much if you can’t find it, simply keep heading south.
  7. Enjoy the Norber Erratics.
  8. 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.