the path I'm referring to leaves the main route after Scarth Nick as it climbs (me going E-W of course) Scarth Moor south of Scarth Wood to enter the trees at GR466002 and drops steeply to the forestry track at 464004 and follows it to 462004 to descend again through the trees to join another path at 459004 (this one continues to meet the bridle from nr Kilton Hse to Scarth Nick Fm by Scarth Wood Fm.)- the ROW continues past Cog Hole to meet the main gravel track to Arncliffe Hall at (SE)455 999
Not sure how much of it is NT? The forestry work in progress last year made the ROW difficult to trace - I ended up on the lower forest track near to Norwood Fm.
As noted on the video clip the path is well defined on the ground to begin with. After meeting the forestry track and following it for a few hundred yards, I cut off right again down through the trees (a bit of orienteering!)- maybe too soon, and there may be evidence on the ground after all?
I could do with coming up for yet another w/end recce lol,
I haven't actually walked this path.
My gut feeling (without evidence) is that the FC have overplanted the path in times past and are now relying on walkers using firebreaks/rides to follow the approximate route. This happens quite a lot on the lesser used paths, although, in fairness to them, after felling they do reinstate it and then avoid planting it again. This has happened throughout the north, the rules 40 years ago being somewhat different to today. The problem nowadays is that, with the increasing use of GPS, walkers are coming wise to the ploy!
I will pass the info onto the relevant ranger.