Out & About …

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

Category: Stain Dale

  • May Blossom

    May Blossom

    I hadn’t realised until recently just how short flowering seasons are. Snowdrops, Daffodils, Blackthorn. We’re just spent three weeks away. Before leaving, the Bluebells were only just beginning to carpet the woods, now they’re past their sell-by date and going to seed. Appropriately towards the end of May, the May or Hawthorn tree has burst…

  • Low Staindale

    Low Staindale

    A delightful former farm-house situated in Staindale in the parish of Lockton. The farmstead is shown on the Thomas Jefferies map of 1775 and it is believed the farmhouse certainly dates from that time with later alterations and extensions. The house itself is Grade II listed but two of the outbuildings are also of historical…

  • Staindale Beck

    Staindale Beck

    On what must be the warmest day of the year. Sunshine and the peaceful bubbling of the stream. A lotic moment at Low Staindale in Dalby Forest, time out while helping with some fencing for the National Trust. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Staindale Beck

    Staindale Beck

    A quiet dale just outside the eastern edge¬†of Dalby Forest Park with¬†a wooded beck of¬†crystal clear waters with small trout¬†on one of the National Trust’s working farms. The name Stain Dale comes from the Norse¬†and means a ‘stony valley’ probably because of¬†the rock formations higher up the valley¬†at¬†the Bridestones.