Hardrigg to Beck Houses
This route change takes a small section off the road and was made possible by change to a right of way that came about in 2000, the same time as the path across the west coast railway was closed. It is on the section between the M6 and Grayrigg.
As you descend from the stile onto the minor road that leads to Thatchmoor Head (SD 5836 9602), the route previously turned left along the road to the rail way bridge. To avoid the road walking, cross the road and mount the stile which now has a Dales Way finger post erected. Following down the side of the field turn left at the bottom corner and after climbing [and descending if you want to make progress] a rather large ladder stile, continue to walk alongside the hedge beside the railway line, then emerge through a gate to the railway bridge.