A longing look at a sea fret

Stanghow Moor, looking back towards Low Moor, amputated by the A170. A distant bank of cloud suggests a sea fret.

But first, Live Moor, east of Birk Brow, a sad patch of heather moorland, scarred by generations of motorcyclists, and, in the 17th-century, by poor Jenny Frisk when she was ducked in a witch trial. Of course, she died, proving beyond doubt that she was innocent1Kay, Steve. ‘Let’s have more boulders on Jenny Frisk!’. Coastal View & Moor News. Issue 131. July-August 2022 Page 11.. Today her name lives on as a ‘green lane’, prone to fly-tipping.

It’s shortly after 8 and another hot day is beckoning. Along the coast at Loftus, a sea fret, or haar, looks welcoming. The wind turbines, I think at Kilton, are motionless.

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    Kay, Steve. ‘Let’s have more boulders on Jenny Frisk!’. Coastal View & Moor News. Issue 131. July-August 2022 Page 11.

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