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Lilla Cross – Medium
A vigorous walk following a stream through a forest and onto the moors. Your destination is an ancient cross called the Lilla Cross which was built to commemorate one of King Edwins counsellors who was killed as he stepped in front a poison dagger thrown in an attempt to kill the king. On finishing the walk there is an opportunity to visit Whitby or the Falling Foss tea garden. See the Falling Foss walk for details of the tea garden.
Getting There Follow the A171 road to Whitby and go past Whitby and look for the B146 turning which is a right turn and then when on this road take a very sharp left to be on the May Beck Farm Road- follow this road down until you reach a car park which is the starting point for the walk.
Map of the Lilla Cross walk
The WalkFrom the car park walk up the approach opposite until it bends and look for a signpost to the left.
Descend down the path crossing over a bridge and continue on the path which is beside the stream.
Continue along the grassy track and through a kissing gate, beside the stream until it swings away from the stream and carries on into the forest.
Continue on into the forest
When you reach a forest road turn right and follow it to a junction and then continue to the track to the right.
At the junction
continue on the track to the right
After about 400m on the forest track look for a track to the left
Follow the path on the moor
Follow the moorland path and you will soon pass the remains of York Cross
Follow the path forward to a waymarked post or take a short cut to the left. Which ever way you choose you will come to a main moorland path. Join the path and continue on it to the left.
Continue on the moorland path using your walking stick to make sure the path is solid. Prepare to get muddy boots if there has been rain! Keep the fence to your right.
Soon you will join a track at a T junction. To get to Lilla Cross, turn right and go through the gate.
Follow the waymarked path to the left and then look for the path to your right which you can see will lead directly to the Lilla Cross
Take the path to Lilla
Visit the cross which originates from the 7th century.
Retrace your steps and go back through the gate and follow the track back to the forest.
When you come to a junction turn right onto the track
This is the same track you started the walk on. Look out for a signpost to the left and rejoin the path you came on which joins the stream. Cross the bridge and turn right onto the track to return to the car park
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