3. SB Walk 3 Scotch Corner via Chapel and Oldstead Village
In walk 3 we ignored the first set of instructions and instead of heading right down the road towards Silver Fox Farm, we turned right almost immediately onto a track through the woodland which brings you out on the path running south along the escarpment.
The view from the escarpment.
Looking down on the village of Kilburn.
You can then head away from the escarpment back to a road that goes north-east past the Yorkshire Gliding Club and then down the track towards the turn-off to Silver Fox Farm.
At the bottom of the track you turn left and head for the village of Oldstead, where if required, you can get refreshment' at the Black Swan inn-pub-hotel.
The road ==> track goes passed the entrance to Oldstead Hall.
Looking down on Oldstead from the track heading up to Scotch Corner, this is part of the ancient Hambleton Drove Road.
Some pleasant views on ascending to Scotch Corner.
You pass the Oldstead Memorial Seat and then you reach the chapel at Scotch Corner.
The ancient Hambleton Drove Road, now a stony track and an atmospheric path to walk on.
Approaching the Chapel built by the sculptor John Bunting.
Scotch Corner Chapel was built in 1957 by the sculptor John Bunting as a memorial to three former pupils of Ampleforth College who were killed in World War II. The Chapel is looked after and maintained by current pupils at the school.
The Chapel doorway has some carvings, in both stone and wood worth looking at and also the ironwork part of the entrance door. More of the sculptures of John Bunting
After the chapel at Scotch Corner you then carry on up the Hambleton Drove Road track, then turn left, then right, to retrace your way back to the Sutton Bank NP centre. You can obtain refreshments there or at the Hambleton Inn just down the road.
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