Out & About …

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

The Sheep Walk

A view familiar to Cleveland Way Walkers and Coast to Coasters. Both long-distance trails pass through this gap between outcrops of rocks collectively known as The Wainstones. The climbers refer to the gap as the Sheep Walk, although sheep will need to resort to scrambling to climb it. A Danish chieftain was supposed to have been slain here hence the origin of the name: from the Old Saxon wanian meaning to lament or grieve.


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