Out & About …

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

Category: Ingleby Moor

  • Ingleby Moor

    Ingleby Moor

    No excuse but another photo of the purple. It’s that time of the year. Have to make the most of it. The season does not last long. Had a pootle around the upper reaches of Baysdale. This is from the east side of Tidy Brown Hill, overlooking Black Beck, a tributary of Baysdale Beck. In…

  • Jenny Bradley Stone

    Jenny Bradley Stone

    Let’s be clear I talking about the smaller stone, somewhat apt by having a feminine cognomen and is overshadowed by the more masculine 19th-century estate marker. This medieval wayside marker stands beside the Cleveland Way which follows at this point the old packhorse way from Baysdale Abbey southwards to Ryedale. Like a lot of medieval…

  • Park Nab from Percy Rigg

    Park Nab from Percy Rigg

    Park Nab, like a sleeping dragon with its breath creeping up the hillside. A dismal forecast. A day for keeping local. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Ingleby Moor

    Ingleby Moor

    On the Cleveland Way snaking across Ingleby Moor. The route follows the dusty tedious landrover track hugging the escarpment with Roseberry Topping never getting any closer. Cast your eyes away from the glorious views of the Tees Valley and every so often a gulley running parallel to the track might be discerned, evidence of Thurkilsti,…

  • Stone Age rock art or a gamekeeper taking pot shots?

    Stone Age rock art or a gamekeeper taking pot shots?

    Another gloomy day, dry but poor visibility. I came across this large sandstone boulder on Ingleby Moor pitted with small holes, particularly on the north-east face. Stone Age rock art? Or a gamekeeper taking pot shots? Google comes up with a clue. There is an assumption among the rock climbing fraternity that they’re bullet holes.…

  • Hand Stone, Ingleby Moor

    Hand Stone, Ingleby Moor

    On the moor above the village of Ingleby Greenhow is a sandstoneĀ post with a carving of a hand on it. I don’t think it actually has a nameĀ but most people know it as the hand stone. AboveĀ the hand there isĀ carved: TO INGLE BY AND STOX LEY And on the opposite side: TO KIRBY AND HEM…