Boundary Stone, Great Ayton Moor

The sun was shining on Great Ayton Moor this morning through a skylight in the cloud. North, south, east and west, there were banks of broody grey cloud. It looked like rain was falling to the north.

I am at the highest point, 318 metres above sea level. A 19th-century boundary stone tops the ‘summit’. It’s limestone I read, so not local and must have been transported here some distance. It marks the boundary between the parishes of Guisborough and Great Ayton. Adorned by some modern graffiti, well almost a hundred years old.

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