The 2014 Walking Festival in Rosedale was blessed with reasonable weather this year so that around 40 hikers took part in the wide variety of walks over Saturday and Sunday 14 to 15 June.
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Brian Jeminson 1941 – 2012
A beautiful new bench for the use of weary hikers was placed over the weekend at the Lookout area at the foot of Chimney Bank in memory of Brian Jeminson, from a longstanding Rosedale family.
The bench was donated by his son, Mark Jeminson, and daughter Bridget Read. Brian Jeminson was also the brother of Carol Cockerill of Depot Cottage, Rosedale East.
Walkers Are Welcome Festival 15 September
Sadly, Walk 4 had to be cancelled at the last minute, but Walk 3, the History Walk, set off on Sunday afternoon with ten intrepid adventurers defying the weather forecast to walk to Thorgill via the ‘lost houses’ at Ratten Row and then climb up to the mine entrances at Sheriff’s Pit near Medd’s Farm.
There was some heavy rain, but thanks to good planning the group were visiting the old pit pony stables at Medd’s Farm at the time, so were able to take shelter and enjoy a welcome cup of tea kindly provided by Sue Atkinson, while waiting for the showers to pass by.
Thanks also to Paul Grantham, Assistant Ranger at the NYMNP for acting as back marker and to Jay Morrison, our local Ranger for arranging to have heavy bracken and rushes on part of the track up to the mines entrances cut back before the walk.
The Walking Festival 14 September 2013
The Rosedale Walking Festival
Nice piece in the Yorkshire Post last Saturday and on UK Hill Walking Web site with Ian Thompson and Maggie Barraclough
Rosedale Railway Loop – History – Management – Access
From 1861 to 1926 this railway carried iron ore from mines in Rosedale over the high moorland to the north-west and down to join the main rail network at Battersby Junction. Steam engines pulled up to 15 loaded wagons around the dale heads, but the hill itself with a maximum gradient of 1 in 5 was negotiated by incline tramway.Public enjoymentThe route of the former railway from Bank Foot, up the Incline and over the High Moors to Blakey Ridge is now a public bridleway for walkers, horse-riders and cyclists.
In Rosedale, the line is not a public right of way, but access has been provided through negotiated agreement between local landowners, the national park authority and cyclists enabling walkers, horse-riders and cyclists to explore the whole of the magnificent loop. Dogs are not allowed on the surrounding moorland but on leads, can walk the Rosedale loop, but .please consider exploring a non-moorland route during the ground bird nesting season (1st March to 31st July) to give these rare birds maximum peace to rear their young.
An ongoing programme of maintenance and repair will target the important industrial archaeology, protect the earthworks and retain the route’s unique character as a rough moorland track.
This treasured landscape relies on the continuation of traditional management such as heather burning and grouse shooting, so, if asked please help by waiting for a short period while this work takes place.
Always follow the countryside code and look out for signs indicating restrictions on access land.
Much of Rosedale Railway is over remote and exposed moorland, so watch the weather and be sure that you are properly equipped before you set out.
Cyclists give way to walkers and horse-riders. Horse-riding the loop in Rosedale is by annual permit; currently at no charge – please contact Spaunton Estate Office for details: 01759 371983
Dogs can seriously harm ground nesting birds and sheep. Please keep them on a lead at all times.
Motor vehicles and motorbikes are not permitted.
Uncontrolled Fire can devastate moorland which may never recover. Don’t light fires.
Rosedale Railway may be closed if the fire risk becomes extreme.
Litter is dangerous as well as unsightly – take it home. Fences and Walls keep some animals in and others out. Don’t climb walls. Please leave gates as you find them
North York Moors National Park Authority, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP Tel 01439 770657 www.northyorkmoors.org.uk