Out & About …

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

Tag: moorland

  • Live Moor

    Live Moor

    Setting off from Mount Grace Priory this morning I overtook plenty of walkers doing the Cleveland Way, all fresh from their overnight accomodation in Osmotherley. In fact the only person going the other way was this solitary walker on Live Moor about to climb ¬†the few contours to its summit. To the right, hard to…

  • Battersby Moor

    Battersby Moor

    In yesterdays’s posting I quoted a piece of written evidence to Parliament submitted ahead of a debate on Monday to ban driven grouse shooting. That evidence very much supported a ban on driven grouse shoots. I promised to give an opposing view so this morning so I went for a run on Battersby Moor in…

  • Eston Moor

    Eston Moor

    I went up Eston Nab today. Took thirty¬†children from a local primary school to look at the remains of the ironstone mines¬†and on up to the Nab. To discover their local heritage. I felt ashamed. So much litter. Everywhere piles of plastic bottles. I counted seven burnt out cars. The paths through the woods¬†have been…

  • Farndale


    Farndale, one of the quieter dales of the North York Moors. Except in the daffodil season. Five minutes later the rain came.

  • Castleton Rigg

    Castleton Rigg

    I heard yesterday that a new sculpture is being planned to be erected on Castleton Rigg over looking Westerdale. I just had to have a look at the place¬†so I made that¬†my mission for the day. Castleton Rigg is a long finger of prime grouse moorland separating Westerdale with Danby Dale. It is not walked…

  • The Devil’s Boulder of Great How

    The Devil’s Boulder of Great How

    A spare few hours. Decided to explore Baldersdale to the north west of Barnard Castle in the Pennines. The valley contains three reservoirs which looked interesting. At the head stood a distinctive hill top, Shacklesborough. At 454m high not significant but its¬†flat top begged for a visit. (It’s in the distance in the photo). But…