Out & About …

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

Category: Osmotherley

  • Pointer Stone

    Pointer Stone

    Pamperdale Moor seems to be randomly scattered with sandstone boulders of various shapes and sizes. In the middle of an area denoted as a Bronze Age field system on the OS map is a triangular stone propped up on another boulder. Apparently, it has a tapered cup mark on it, rock art. It has been…

  • Cod Beck Reservoir

    Cod Beck Reservoir

    A bitterly cold morning but, disappointingly, no snow. No wind too so not a ripple on Cod Beck Reservoir. Perfect reflections. Taken just about where the old farmstead of Wildgoose Nest would have stood before Cod Beck was flooded in the early 1950s. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Robert Aske Memorial Seat

    Robert Aske Memorial Seat

    It’s amazing how a little bit of snow transforms a scene. I’ve had my eye on this bench as a subject since first starting this blog but have always been disappointed with the resulting photo. I first came across it many years ago when I glanced at the little brass plaque: TO THE GLORY OF…

  • Cod Beck

    Cod Beck

    Construction work by the National Trust at Cod Beck. The aim is to create a circular wheelchair accessible path around the reservoir. Yorkshire Water has upgraded the existing paths and gates and plan to install a new bridge just beyond the far side of the tree left of centre. Rangers and volunteers of the National…

  • Black Hambleton

    Black Hambleton

    The Tabular Hills make up most of¬†the southern half of the North York Moors. Hills with a hard limestone cap. At¬†1,308 feet Black Hambleton is the highest point making it, for hill bagging enthusiasts, both a Hump and a Tump. A Hump stands for HUndred Metre Prominence and is defined as a¬†hill with a drop…

  • Chequers


    A former inn on the Hambleton Street, an ancient drove road¬†linking Scotland with the south of England. Ancient man generally stuck to¬†high ridges where he could. Low level routes would have been boggy, wooded and less safe. Cattle would be driven from Scotland to markets at Malton and York. A various locations they¬†would be rested…