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Above Arkengarthdale, Low Moor, Booze, Booze Moor, Nth Yorkshire.
[9.6 km] Wed 04 Feb 2015

OS Grid Ref: NZ 00408 04811
Lat/Long: +54.438713, -01.995220

I drove via the A66 and over Hope Moor to the start of my walk near Shaw Farm. The weather was good but there was still a lot of snow on the hills. It was easy walking SE along the moor track but as I reached the edge of the moor the snow drifts across the track became deeper.

Looking back to Shaw Farm

 

Snow filled track bear Booze

Across Peat Moor Green I descended though the snow to the hamlet of Booze and its collection of separate houses and farms. I followed the track north above Slei Gill.

Booze

There was nice mine adit by the track with the sun shining in and water flowing out. Further up the valley were substantial spoil heaps and a ruined building by another adit.

Mine adit by Slei Gill

I left the track and headed up towards Booze Moor. There was no sign of path so I had to cross the snowy hillside until I reached the track that heads across the moor. The going was still difficult as the snow wasn’t hard enough to take my weight and I kept breaking through. Eventually I reached the summit of Peat Moor Hill or Booze Moor and the trig post.

Trig post on Booze Moor

I left to the NW across pathless moor to the Windegg Mines area. The snow was thinner and the going easier as I descended Dry Gill and back to the road. It was then a short walk back to the car.

On the descent of Booze Moor

Border signs on the drive home