Out & About …

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

Category: Greenhow Moor

  • Botton Head, site of a WW2 air crash

    Botton Head, site of a WW2 air crash

    Climbed Botton Head onto Greenhow Moor in search of the site of a WW2 air crash. On 21 October 1940 an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk. V was returning to its base at RAF Linton on Ouse, just off the A19 north of York, from a raid on the Skoda factory in Czechoslovakia, crashing into the…

  • Red Stone

    Red Stone

    The rainbow portends a squall. It’s easy to forget winter is approaching. This boundary stone on Greenhow Moor looks 18th century, marking the limit of the Feversham Estate. Now is it¬†the ‘Red Stone’ that’s marked on the 1857 Ordnance Survey map? The location¬†is about right but this stone doesn’t look significant enough to warrant a…

  • Greenhow Bank

    Greenhow Bank

    A sultry evening view towards Botton Head where the forestry plantations are systematically¬†being clear felled. The Ingleby Incline, a former railway incline, can be seen ascending the bank right to left. Greenhow Bank is capped by a series of crags and rock outcrops over a distance of a hundred metres or so. This crag, with…