Out & About …

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

Month: October 2017

  • Nutty Crack Night

    Nutty Crack Night

    A wet start to All Hallows Eve. Tree roots provide steps up a steep path to Nettle Hole. If the rain continues, a damp night of trick or treats awaits. But long before Hallowe’en became a just another commercialised opportunity, in North Yorkshire All Hallows Eve is known as Nutty Crack Night. Girls could try…

  • Cleveland Hills

    Cleveland Hills

    Just a sliver of a sunset. A bit disappointing and a reminder of the dark winter nights ahead. A view south west from Newton Moor. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • OMM Campsite Cockley Beck

    OMM Campsite Cockley Beck

    I didn’t post yesterday. For several reasons, not least because I had spent the day high on the Central Fells in horizontal rain, 60 mph winds and zero visibility, it just wasn’t the right day for taking photos. I did get the camera out once but the lens had a film of water on it.…

  • Great Langdale

    Great Langdale

    Blue skies today but the forecast is for rain tomorrow with a 20% chance of cloud free summits. 

  • Mosedale


    A neighbouring valley to yesterday’s post but far more significant, it’s watercourse, the River Caldrew, having a watershed covering perhaps half the Northern Fells. On the right Carrock Fell with its steep southern flank. A calmer day than yesterday but the high tops covered in cloud. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Carrock Beck

    Carrock Beck

    In the Northern Fells with Carrock Fell on the right. 649 metres high with a outcrop of gabbro, the only place in the Lake District where this igneous rock is found.

  • Cairn Circle

    Cairn Circle

    An unassuming but impressive stone circle on Moor Divock, a limestone plateau between Pooley Bridge and Askham in the English Lake District.

  • Not the best of landings

    Not the best of landings

    I haven’t whinged on about litter recently. The problem hasn’t gone away. There’s a couple of new websites that have been set up to geolocate litter. Firstly there’s the Marine Conservation Society in support of their campaign for the introduction of a plastic Deposit Return System. And then there’s the Open Litter Map (#OpenLitterMap), an…

  • Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    A 12th-century Cistercian abbey owned by the National Trust. Its World Heritage Site status makes it a very popular venue. We arrived early before the Sunday crowds. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Outflow, Scar House Reservoir

    Outflow, Scar House Reservoir

    A wet day in Nidderdale