Out & About …

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

Tag: escarpment

  • Lordstones Country Park from Cringley End, the north-west nose of Cringle Moor

    Lordstones Country Park from Cringley End, the north-west nose of Cringle Moor

    This privately owned park occupies the long flat col between Cringle Moor and Carlton Moor. Development began in 1986 with a “car park with public toilet and refreshment facilities together with accommodation for agricultural equipment”.¬† I remember it being highly controversial at the time but was mitigated by the caf√© being discretely hidden under a…

  • Gold Hill, Faceby Bank and Whorl Hill

    Gold Hill, Faceby Bank and Whorl Hill

    A beautiful morning for a run along the escarpment to Knolls End and back via Thackdale. Surveying from left to right. Live Moor, peppered with Bronze Age features, barrows and field systems, was in the 19th-century common grazing for the villagers of Swainby who kept their donkeys used to carry coal and other goods. That…

  • Green Bank

    Green Bank

    The Cleveland Hills mark the north western edge of the North York Moors National Park. This is Green Bank below the Lord Stones Country Park although not much vegetation can grow on the soft Lower Jurassic shales.