Walk: Grinton

This quiet walk will take you to the fascinating Grinton Smelt Mill on Cogden Moor. Take a peek into the past while enjoying great views.

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The Route

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  • Start / Finish Point: Grinton moor smelt mill, Whipperdale Bank, Richmond DL11 6HS (just above YHA Grinton Lodge at Cogden Beck)
  • Distance: 1 Miles

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Walk Description

Grinton is one of the 87 lead smelt mill sites known in the Yorkshire Dales. It is of national importance and is a scheduled monument.

This 750m route runs from the Grinton to Leyburn road to the remains of the smelt mill and back again. The track is a compact mix of aggregate and grass with a general width of 200cm. The track to the smelt mill has some gradients reaching 1:8. There is a small add on loop at the end of the route. This requires a shallow water crossing and a short, 60m, gradient of 1:6.

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