Out & About …

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

Category: Rosedale

  • Rosedale west side

    Rosedale west side

    This feature on the west side of Rosedale below the old mineral railway has always intrigued me. A ridge, perhaps a kilometre long, running parallel to the slope. It’s such an obvious feature yet it seems to have gone unobserved, or at least unrecorded as far as I can tell. I was once asked if…

  • Ruined water tank, Rosedale

    Ruined water tank, Rosedale

    An early start for a circuit of Rosedale. Dense mist to begin but quickly clearing for a nice day. Much good work has been improving the old mineral railway around the head of the valley; it is now easily cyclable. What is not so good is the conservation of the brickwork ruins of an old…

  • Young Ralph

    Young Ralph

    Walked into Bransdale Mill yesterday with a Duke of Edinburgh training group in what turned out to be a glorious day. The journey out today turned interesting. The cross known as Young Ralph is probably medieval and to me always looks better in wintry conditions. It is perhaps best known as the logo of the…

  • East Rosedale old kilns

    East Rosedale old kilns

    Lovely rich colours of the sandstone masonry of the old calcining kilns at East Rosedale, miraculously still standing after a century of abandonment. The inner linings of fire bricks look very precarious. An idea of the industrial scene in the 1920s can be seen in this old photo https://goo.gl/images/yALTvw although when it was taken the…

  • West Gill in North Dale

    West Gill in North Dale

    Reading the depressing news that a bird of prey had been shot in Rosedale earlier this week reminded me to head down that way. No precise location was given in the report so a toss of the dice saw me in West Gill, North Dale, a deep unfrequented gash in Rosedale Moor. A cracking day…

  • Rosedale East

    Rosedale East

    The fledgling has returned. ‚ÄėReading week‚Äô he says. Half term by any other name. A suggestion: ‚Äúdo you fancy going to the Lion Inn tomorrow? I‚Äôll go on my bike and meet you there‚ÄĚ. So I find myself in Rosedale for the second time in four days. But a different Rosedale with the Inn in…

  • Rosedale

    Rosedale

    Hallowe’en, and a trip out on the bike in search of a photo relevant to the occasion. Left the Tees Valley under a haze and found blue skies on Blakey Ridge with mists filling the south running dales of Rosedale and Farndale. Magic; who needs a commercial American import. I can’t remember making a fuss…

  • Coal Staithes, Rosedale

    Coal Staithes, Rosedale

    The end of the line of the Rosedale branch¬†railway.¬†The railway was built by the North East Railway Co. to service the ironstone industry but the railway also brought in¬†goods for the villages of the dale. The Rosedale Goods Station was just 100 feet above the small community of Daleside Road and a couple of miles…

  • High Baring Cottages

    High Baring Cottages

    Why is it, I thought as I was driving over Rosedale Head, that every time I head into Rosedale it’s damp and it’s foggy.¬†A truly miserable morning. The plan had been to park high on the east side, cross the dale and have a look at the kilns on the west side. Dropping out of…

  • Calcining Kilns, Rosedale East Mines

    Calcining Kilns, Rosedale East Mines

    A bit of a dilemma. Parked at the Lion Inn and went for a circuit of Rosedale¬†with¬†visibility less than¬†the width of the road and the temperature below¬†10¬ļc. And so it remained until tea time when the mist finally cleared and the sun came out. But by that time I was comfortably back home. Rosedale was…