Out & About …

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

Tag: cairn

  • Robinson's Cairn

    Robinson's Cairn

    ​Below Pillar Rock and overlooking the rewilding valley of Ennerdale. The copper plaque says it all: For the remembrance of John Wilson Robinson of Whinfell Hall in Lorton who died 1907 at Brigham one hundred of his comrades and friend raised this. He knew and loved as none other these native crags and fells. whence he drew simplicity strength and charm. “We climb […]

  • Carrock Fell

    Carrock Fell

    The Northern Fells of the Lake District are composed mainly of Skiddaw Slates but one exception is Carrock Fell where the bedrock is a hard and  grainy igneous rock called gabbro. I have encountered gabbro before. Just a few days ago on Mull whilst walking through the extinct volcano there. But at between 23 and 66 […]

  • Joseph Wade’s Hut, Bilsdale West Moor

    Joseph Wade’s Hut, Bilsdale West Moor

    Joseph Wade’s Hut, the feature looked interesting on the map, but all I could find was just a cairn on a bronze age round barrow. Round barrows generally occupy prominent positions in the landscape and are thought to have had a funerary function although they may have also marked the boundaries of prehistoric peoples. The view is overlooking Ryedale […]

  • Tidkinhow Slack

    Tidkinhow Slack

    Late evening walk across Guisborough Moor. The view is NNE across the small stream known as Tidkinhow Slack to Boosbeck, Brotton and the North Sea beyond. Tidkinhow Farm, located on the rise across the field, is almost at the same height above sea level as from where I was standing. It must be quite exposed yet I […]