It’s been a while since I popped into Tripsdale, a wonderful remote valley though a lack of paths and a dense covering of bracken made a crossing exhausting. There’s a lot of water around, becks are full. Mist clung in the valleys but blue skies broke out on the tops. This is Nab End Moor in the parish of Bilsdale Midcable, gently rising to Urra Moor, the highest point on the North York Moors. I was asked a while ago what is the meaning of the word ‘Midcable. Apparently, it derives from “Media Capella“, meaning a middle or midway chapel. This is probably a reference to the ancient chapel-of-ease in the adjoining parish of Harome.
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