Cliff Ridge Wood

The old tramway to the whinstone quarry at Slack’s Wood. A favourite morning walk along the bottom of Cliff Ridge Wood, part of the National Trust’s Roseberry property. An isolated kissing gate stands at the intersection of the path from the village of Great Ayton to Aireyholme Farm. Long gone is the fence so the gate appears to serve no modern purpose. It was installed just a few years ago, replacing an earlier one, or perhaps the earlier one was taken removed and refurbished. Anyhow it didn’t take long before the gate was again vandalised. Long before the tramway was built the young James Cook would have passed by this spot on his daily walk to school from his home high at Aireyholme Farm.
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