A six axle HGV on its way to Updale on 13 February, having come down Chimney Bank and discovering that there was no way through the narrow High Bridge at Bridgefoot. As usual, satnav was the excuse for the driver not reading the warning signs at the Spaunton Moor road junction and again at Bank Top. The result was he had to reverse all the way back up to the Lookout and then drive up Chimney Bank!
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Chimney Bank has been closed until further notice because of a serious crash on the hill on Friday morning 8 December. The BATA feed lorry skidded on frozen snow and crashed just above the first hairpin on the hill, shedding its load of cattle feed.
Fortunately the driver only suffered a broken ankle and was taken off to Scarborough Hospital.
In view of the conditions on the Bank and the forecasted very bad weather, the recovery crews told the police and Highways on site that it would be unsafe to attempt a recovery until the weather improves. So the Bank is closed until further notice – watch this space and our social media for further reports.
For those who may not have noticed, Alder Carr Lane/Pry Hills Road is due to be closed again, this time for two days in April:
At least a notice has been posted, unlike the Knott.
It appears now that Alder Carr Lane and Pry Hills will not open until Tuesday 23 February, because of ‘weather delay’ officially, equipment failures unofficially.
Highways can be contacted on 01609 780780.
… and the first major incident of the winter when the Arla milk tanker skidded on ice and failed to make the first hairpin bend at the bottom of Chimney Bank. Fortunately the tanker was empty otherwise it could have ended up in one of the pony paddocks on Daleside Road.
It is said the the driver handed in his notice immediately afterwards!
Afternote: the tanker driver is called Mac Wheeldon and recently e-mailed to say “I will be taking my wife out to see the spot I almost lost my life! Also to see the stunning area you live.” Look forward to seeing you here, Mac.
Shiny new road surface all ready for @letouryorkshire in Rosedale Abbey.
#TdY @northyorkmoors #CotedeRosedaleAbbey
Thank you NYCC
A 616bhp McClaren MP4-12C supercar was spotted recently in Rosedale. Keep an eye out for more exotic motor cars in the dale in the near future.
Rob Hawkins, editor of Kit Car magazine was spotted today photographing Alan Clark’s lovely Austin Healey Midget Sebring for a forthcoming feature in a classic car magazine.