Overnight rain fell as snow on the high moor transforming the drab winter colours of the heather.
The question is did the snow fall after midnight or before — in which case we will have had a white Christmas.
The stone is the 19th-century boundary stone atop the round cairn on Newton Moor1North York Moors Historic Environment Record (HER) No: 16526. It marks the former parishes of Hutton Lowcross and Newton and is inscribed with the initials and date “TKS 1815”.
Down in the village, the Cleveland Hunt gathered for their annual Boxing Day hack.
I had hoped for a better photo but was distracted by the main body of riders mingling below near Larners Pond. These two red coats and the hounds sneaked behind me supposedly following a trail laid earlier this morning. I lost them towards Ayton Banks.
osmap markers=”NZ 59781 12443;Out and about …|NZ 58351 10353!green;Larners Hill”]
- 1North York Moors Historic Environment Record (HER) No: 16526