Easterside Hill

Lower Bilsdale and the distinctive bulk of Easterside Hill with its limestone cap dominating the confluence of the Rivers Septh and Rye.

Seen from Ayton Bank on the edge of Rievaulx Moor on a dull overcast morning.

Interestingly, a Dornier Do217 of the German Luftwaffe crashed into north end of Easterside Hill (to the right) on night of 17th December, 1942. The bomber was flying low down Bilsdale aiming for York. All four crew members died instantly, two of the bodies were never found.
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