Whitestone Cliff or White Mare Crag

The pride of the Tabular Hills. Not really white, but a pale-buff-colouring.

Comprised of limey sandstone and oolitic limestones, it’s alternative name is supposed to come from a tempermental thoroughbred racehorse which galloped from the training ground on the plateau and leapt down the crag with her rider1Burns, Tom Scott. “The Walker’s Guide to the Hambleton Hills”. 1997. Smith Settle. ISBN 1-85825-061-7.

The rock looks friable and the base inaccessible but the crag is popular for climbing. Climbers from nearby R.A.F. Leeming and Topcliffe pioneered many of the early routes2Rock Climbs on The North York Moors. Cleveland Mountaineering Club. 1985..

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    Burns, Tom Scott. “The Walker’s Guide to the Hambleton Hills”. 1997. Smith Settle. ISBN 1-85825-061-7
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    Rock Climbs on The North York Moors. Cleveland Mountaineering Club. 1985.

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