Out & About …

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

Category: Green Bank

  • From Green Bank to Cranimoor

    From Green Bank to Cranimoor

    Descending Carlton Bank, I dismounted the trusty bike to capture this photo of Green Bank, resplendent in the May sunshine and revealing its toponymic origin. Beyond is Cringle End, the steadfast nose of the moor of the same name. The old maps record this as Cringley Moor but an even more archaic name is Cranimoor.…

  • The sight of low cloud from Bilsdale pouring over the cols in the Cleveland Hills always leaves me with wonder

    The sight of low cloud from Bilsdale pouring over the cols in the Cleveland Hills always leaves me with wonder

    This is looking down on Green Bank, a flattish ring contour rise marking the head of Raisdale, and separating Cringle or Cranimoor from the steep slope up Carlton Bank. The col is nowadays more commonly known as the ‘Lordstones‘ on account of the country park. On the 22nd December 1892, the Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough…

  • Super autumnal lighting before what seems like an impending storm

    Super autumnal lighting before what seems like an impending storm

    But although it turned dark and winding with a bit of a drizzle I managed to get back to the car dry. I am on Cringle Moor, or Cringley Moor as it used to be called. This was pronounced in the vernacular ‘Creenay‘, which I guess why it was often written as Cranimoor. According to…

  • 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…

  • Green Bank from Cringle End

    Green Bank from Cringle End

    Otherwise known as the Lord Stones Country Park, which should, of course, be the Lords’ Stone as there’s only one stone situated where the lands of three Lords met: Duncombe of Helmsley, Marwood of Busby Hall and Aislesby. A murky day, and windy too. On Cringle Moor holding the camera steading was not easy. No…

  • Green Bank and Busby Moor

    Green Bank and Busby Moor

    Here comes the rain. It’s looking ominous. Finally some relief. Looking along the Cleveland Hills from the Raisdale Road. Roseberry is somewhere on the horizon. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • 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.