Out & About …

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

Category: Leven Vale

  • On Wayworth Moor

    On Wayworth Moor

    There’s nothing quite like exploring a new place, seeing a new view, or just the sudden recognition of a familiar view from a different direction. The last time I was on Wayworth Moor to look at the stone circle was 2016. Five years, it seems an eternity. Ahead, Leven Vale is suffused in the verdurous…

  • Leven Vale

    Leven Vale

    My DofE group today decided to explore the upper reaches of the River Leven. A quiet, unfrequented¬†area¬†of heather moorland on a warm, sunny day giving views I’ve never seen before. In the centre on the far side of the valley is the tall chimney of the Warren Moor Ironstone Mine. I’ve been asked to include…

  • Source of the Leven

    Source of the Leven

    Went searching for the spring marked on the OS map as the Source of the Leven on Warren Moor. This is the highest point water was flowing. Behind me was 50m of bog. The River Leven flows through the villages of Great Ayton, Stokesley and Hutton Rudby before discharging into the Tees just downstream of…