Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Tilberthwaite

  • Penny Rigg Quarries, Tilberthwaite

    Penny Rigg Quarries, Tilberthwaite

    This great gash dominates the lower slopes of Wetherlam. Sandwiched between Tilberthwaite Gill and the remains of the Tilberthwaite copper mill, the 18th-century quarrymen were seeking a band of fine quality silver-grey slate. The slate is in a vertical bedding plane meaning extraction is very economical with minimal gunpowder needed. The slates were carted to…

  • Holme Ground, Low Tilberthwaite

    Holme Ground, Low Tilberthwaite

    Drizzle and low cloud covering the tops, a welcome refreshing change. Tilberthwaite is a lovely little valley with mature woods hiding abandoned slate quarry workings and spoil tips. Open Space Web-Map builder Code