Out & About …

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

Tag: boulder

  • The Devil’s Boulder of Great How

    The Devil’s Boulder of Great How

    A spare few hours. Decided to explore Baldersdale to the north west of Barnard Castle in the Pennines. The valley contains three reservoirs which looked interesting. At the head stood a distinctive hill top, Shacklesborough. At 454m high not significant but its¬†flat top begged for a visit. (It’s in the distance in the photo). But…

  • Tripsdale – T’ Ship Steean

    Tripsdale – T’ Ship Steean

    With the dog having had her walkies at the crack of dawn I took the opportunity to have a dogless run and not be restricted to using Public Rights of Way and having to keep her on her lead what with birds nesting and lambs about. So I found myself driving into the Chop Gate…

  • Millstone, Park Nab

    This is a bit of a mystery. In Kildale just off the Baysdale road, it’s a lump of sandstone that has obviously been dressed to the shape of a circle, a good two paces in diameter, maybe five foot, and eight inches thick. (I don’t carry a tape measure around with me so only guessing.)…

  • The Three Lords’ Stone

    The Three Lords’ Stone

    The Three Lords’ Stone, is so named after the three Lords: Duncombe of Helmsley, Marwood of Busby Hall and Aislesby, who had land in Scugdale. The boundaries of their respective estates met at the Stone. It is situated on the edge of a tumulus behind the present day Lord Stones Cafe. There is some inscription…

  • Binsey


    After two good days training in the Lakes with¬†the North East Junior Orienteering Squad,¬†horrendous¬†weather was forecast for today. Headed¬†to Binsey for an event hoping to finsh¬†before the weather broke. Binsey is the most northernly Wainwright fell. An isolated 447m high hill a few miles north of Bassenthwaite Lake. Wainwright describes it as “the odd man…

  • Potter’s Ridge

    Potter’s Ridge

    A second visit to Highcliff in as many days. Taking the opportunity of a lift to Guisborough meant a linear route back. I’ve titled this Potter’s Ridge, a name that appears on old OS maps but lost on the modern 1:25000 maps. The significant boulder is surprisingly un-named on both editions.