Out & About …

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

Tag: barn

  • Gin House, Park Farm, Kildale

    Gin House, Park Farm, Kildale

    Horses were once a traditional source of power on the farm and in industry. Threshing, milling, pumping, lifting, sawing, churning would all be done under horse-power. On farms, the ‘gin’, a shortening of the word ‘engine’, was often undercover in a separate building attached to the barn called a ‘gin-house’, and in many cases these…

  • A familiar old barn in Baysdale

    A familiar old barn in Baysdale

    A well known landmark to anyone who has done any walking in the Baysdale area. Sited on the bridleway along the north side of the dale, from here a track climbs up and over, north to Leven Vale and Little Kildale. Tom Scott Burns writes that this track along the north side of the dale…

  • Sheep House, below Medd Crag, Bilsdale

    Sheep House, below Medd Crag, Bilsdale

    It seems to me that it is quite uncommon in the North York Moors to have a barn for housing sheep remote from the farmyard, unlike, say, the cow-houses of the Yorkshire Dales. And as barns go this is quite a long one, undivided, just one long space. Built sometime in the late 19th-century, perhaps…

  • Hen Harrier Day 2020 Mural

    Hen Harrier Day 2020 Mural

    A YouTube video provided the excuse for a visit to what must be one of the quietest dales on the North York Moors. Hartoft, or should it be Hartoft-dale, is a shallow v-shaped tributary of Rosedale. It could be said to be a Rosedale in miniature, and without the crowds. And the video was an…

  • Faggergill, Near Whaw

    Faggergill, Near Whaw

    A disturbing day yesterday. I was in Arkengarthdale helping the local authority assess the immediate needs and deliver food and supplies to the more vulnerable residents of the dale following the flooding last Tuesday night. Roads and tracks washed out prevented many, especially those living in the remote parts of the dale, from getting out.…

  • High Lidmoor

    High Lidmoor

    A lovely spring day in Bransdale. Moor Houses, viewed across Shaw Beck from High Lidmoor, an 18th-century farmhouse which is now available as a holiday let for the National Trust. At one time the two sides of the dale belonged to different parishes. This east side of Bransdale was part of the township of Farndale…

  • Barn at Castle Houses

    Barn at Castle Houses

    From the Ainthorpe to Little Fryup Dale road, a fine view over Danby and the Esk valley. Open Space Web-Map builder Code