Stunningly beautiful walk in the snow at dusk along the old railway line at Rosedale East. The low mist adds to the atmospheric conditions as the light fades. A pair of stonechats break the silence with their presence as do three wrens flitting together in the rushes Updale Natural History Recorder
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The Rosedale History Weekend held at the Updale Reading Room was very well attended, helped by the excellent weather with visitors, many from out of the dale, enjoying a wide display of industrial, social and natural history material on show. The renowned Kildale industrial historian, Malcolm Bisby gave a fascinating talk on Saturday on the development of the Rosedale branch on the North Eastern Railway and over thirty people (and three dogs) took part in the walks ups to East Mines over the two days
Many thanks to Tom Mutton and Eslpeth Ingleby of the TELI team, to the Ryedale Folk Museum for the loan of mining artifacts, to Janet, Margaret and Carol for the splendid array of refreshments, to the members of the Rosedale History Society who helped host the event and make it such a success and to Jimmy Barraclough for the use of his field for parking.
Oops, a false start! Although the episode of Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast programme which aired on Channel 5 at 8.00pm on Good Friday was supposed to cover the North York Moors, not much was shown until near the end. However, next week’s programme on Friday 21 April at 8.00pm on Channel 5 will show much more of the NYMs and will include a segment on Rosedale or so we understand. Set your recorders on if you can’t watch at the time, or catch-up later. Should be interesting and a good run-in for the Land of Iron History Days at the Updale Reading Room on 22 and 23 April from 11 to 4.30 pm each day.
A wonderful bloom of heather across the moors this year, but come soon as it wont’t last long!
Published in the Yorkshire Post on 26 August.
As part of the Rosedale Walking Festival 2016, the Rosedale History Society conducted a walk from Rosedale Abbey to Medd’s Farm, Sheriff’s Pit, Bank Top and back, covering the social and industrial history of the dale from the start of the ironstone ‘Klondike’ in the Victorian era to the present day.
Thanks to Sue and Kevin Atkinson for allowing us to view the pit pony stables at Poplar Farm.
Our annual Walking Festival is 25 & 26 June. Six walks are online, and there will be more to come including a new Nordic Walking experience.
Advance booking of the walks is advisable as many of the walks are very popular, did we mention the Cake Walk…. and the Pilgrims way….
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Come and see us on one of the upcoming Heritage Open Days, part of a European and National programme which this year has ‘industrial heritage’ as a key theme. We’ll be up at the kilns in Rosedale East on Friday 11th September from 10.00 – 4.00.
The Rosedale History Society led a walk around the the Bank Top kilns, Sheriff’s Pit and Hollins Mines on Saturday 11 July at the request of the Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society.
In fine but very humid weather, 19 members of the group enjoyed a stimulating, informative and sometimes physically challenging 9 km tour of the industrial heritage on the western side of Rosedale.
East Mines next!
First photos of the Walking Festival for 2015 – more to follow: