Out & About …

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

Category: River Dove

  • Dovedale

    Dovedale

    A stream meanders through the meadows of this lovely steep-sided valley, a National Trust property on the edge of Dalby Forest. Higher up the dale becomes narrower and is known as Dovedale Griff, formed by glacial melt-water from ice fields at the end of the last ice age. When the climate warmed and the permanent…

  • Viator’s Bridge and the River Dove

    Viator’s Bridge and the River Dove

    The White Peak is the name given to the southern half of the Peak District, because of its predominate limestone geology and also by comparison with the millstone grit northern half of the Dark Peak. During the last ice age, deep running north-south gorges were cut in the limestone plateau by the runoff of glacial…

  • The Sad Tale of Sarkless Kitty

    The Sad Tale of Sarkless Kitty

    April, 1784 and Kitty Garthwaite, a domestic servant girl from Gillamoor, was meeting her lover, Herbert Longster┬áat Lowna in Farndale,┬áclose┬áto the farm where she was employed and which was┬áHerbert’s father’s farm. It seems Kitty was pregnant┬áand previously, when first told,┬áHerbert had┬árefused to accept responsibility.┬áHerbert’s father wasn’t too happy also and had told Kitty to leave.┬áHerbert┬ámust…