Out & About …

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

Day: 24 February 2023

  • Glaisdale Swangs

    Glaisdale Swangs

    “ … a wet, morassy division of the Danby and Glaisdale high moors” according to the Rev. Canon Atkinson. He was describing shooting Golden Plover at the time, a practice that today is totally immoral and illegal. The word ‘swang‘ occurs fairly frequently, originating from the old Norse word ‘svangr‘ meaning a hollow usually boggy. […]