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1. SB Walk 1 Limestone Horse of the North -The White Horse of Kilburn Walk: Descent to the woods below Roulston Scar the climb back up to the Yorkshire Gliding Club airfield

The White Horse section forms part of "Walk 30 Gormire Lake & The White Horse" in "Walks on the North York Moors" Book One by Jack Keighley AND "Walk 4 The White Horse" in "Walks on the North York Moors - Walking Country - Western" by Paul Hannon

Leaving the visitor centre and heading for Roulston Scar (middle cliff in the far distance) Sutton Bank

 

View down from Sutton Bank on the path along the top of the cliffs with Lake Gormire amongst the farmland.

 

Passing the airfield where the light aircraft and towed gliders take off from. This is the aerodrome - airfield of the Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank

 

Looking through the foliage onto the farmland below the escarpment

 

When descent completed you can than look up at Roulston Scar,  Sutton Bank

 

Below Roulston Scar the path is beautifully wooded below Sutton Bank.

 

Looking down over the top of the White Horse of Kilburn as a released towed glider takes off on its own from Sutton Bank airfield.

After the wooded stretch you climb up above the White Horse, which is just below the sun burnt grass! (see also Walk 5) At the top you can see the glider being to towed into the air which is the free to ride on the rising thermals.

 

View from above Roulston Scar, one of many magnificent views from the top of the limestone escarpment on the edge of the Hambleton Hills near Sutton Bank.

 

The glider being towed into the air  from Sutton Bank Airfield.

 

 

 Sutton Bank Airfield - Yorkshire Gliding Club - Both going out and coming in on the walk you pass the airfield of the Yorkshire Gliding Club, here the plane G-BJIV, is a Piper PA-18-150 (Modified) shown landing after towing a glider up into the thermals.

 

The glider safely landing on the airfield at Sutton Bank.

 

The piper light aircraft landing at Sutton Bank Airfield.

 

Last view from the cliff path as you head back to the visitor centre and car park.

 

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