Out & About …

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

The ever changing faces of Roseberry trig. point

It was given a fresh coat of paint in July if I recall.
The stencils appeared soon after the Queen’s death and were left, out of respect.
But graffiti artists do not show the same respect.
So, weather permitting, the trig. point will be getting spruced up.
A lovely clean canvas.

Since last week a collection of painted stones has been left, scattered around the summit.
We counted about 30 and there were many more on the climb up.
Most bear a personnel name, a date and a weight of a few pounds, obviously commemorating a baby.
It’s important for folk to grieve but there is only so many that Roseberry can take.
And the paint will eventually wear off and find its way into the ecosytem.

The craze of leaving painted rocks in the countryside seems to have originated in America in 2015, and is very controversial in their National Parks which operate a strict ‘Leave no trace’ policy.

What do you think?






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