Out & About …

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

Category: Ingleby Arncliffe

  • Captive-bred pheasantsā€”Count down to the shooting season

    Captive-bred pheasantsā€”Count down to the shooting season

    In the world of shooting and the forthcoming hunting season, the hour has arrived for captive-bred pheasants to be released, ready for the grand start on the 1st October. However, in England, new restrictions are in place this year which require licences for the release of game-birds, including Red-legged Partridges, within a 500m radius of…

  • Arncliffe Hall

    Arncliffe Hall

    I’ve often passed by this place just after starting my walks or runs but the higher hills have always had the greater pull. From the grand titled tome “History and Topography of the City of York: And the North Riding of Yorkshire: Embracing a General Review of the Early History of Great Britain, and a…

  • Here’s a wizard wheeze …

    Here’s a wizard wheeze …

    Let’s release a non-native species into the British countryside that will predate on and compete with our native wildlife for the sole purpose that people can kill it. You would have thought Defra would have something to say about it. I am talking of course about pheasants. 47 million of them are released into the…

  • Ingleby Arncliffe

    Ingleby Arncliffe

    From Beacon Scar looking down on the Vale of Mowbray and the twin villages of Ingleby Arncliffe and Ingleby Cross, now merged into one. Both are mentioned in the Domesday Book although the names imply earlier settlements. Ingleby is simply the village of the Angles whereas Arncliffe is a mixture of Old English and Old…

  • First snowdrops of the year

    First snowdrops of the year

    Early blooms, with the prospect of produce a fine carpet, and yellow acronites too. The church is All Saints at Ingleby Arncliffe, a small building conveniently situated next to the hall but a kilometre walk from the village. It was rebuilt in 1821 but the stonework to the doorway is said to be Norman. Open…

  • The Cop Loaf

    The Cop Loaf

    Exploring the wooded hillside of Beacon Scar above Ingleby Arncliffe in search of the ruins of Coploaf Cottage. This is not shown on modern maps but appears on the Ordnance Survey 6″ 1857 edition. The site is now covered by forestry planting but the ruined walls are easy to trace and eventually, I stumbled upon…