Out & About …

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

Tag: holloway

  • Just another dreich day

    Just another dreich day

    This is descending into Raisdale from the col with Scugdale. Just beyond the tree, the track becomes a well-defined holloway called Mill Lane. It used to be a ‘green lane’ and popular with off-road motorcyclists and motorists and was suffering from horrendous erosion. But, since downgraded to a Public Bridleway, it has recovered nicely, although…

  • Waymarker, Blakey Ridge

    Waymarker, Blakey Ridge

    An 18th-century guidestone,¬†a short way off the Blakey Ridge road near Hutton-le-hole. The ditch is probably the old holloway, parallel to the modern tarmac, which is just visible between the two trees. Three faces are inscribed: The west face is obviously the “Road to Kirbymoorside”: RoAd: to:Kirb y:Moor side: The east face is a little…

  • Holloway, Faceby Plantation

    Holloway, Faceby Plantation

    What must be an old forgotten track climbing the escarpment onto the moors through Faceby Plantation. It must be an ancient route. But leading to where? It seems to head towards the Public Footpath and linear earthwork which tops the skyline on Live Moor at Road Head above the spring with the delightful name of…

  • Ruthergate

    Ruthergate

    One for the¬†Guisborians, Ruthergate, an ancient trackway heading south out of Guisborough, diagonally climbing Kemplah Bank up onto Hill Plains and the high moors beyond. For the past half century or so the deep hollow way of the track has been hidden by forestry but dog walkers and mountain bikes have returned following¬†recent clear felling.…