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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

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Road Closure

The Road into and out of Rosedale between Hartoft Bridge & Black Park is closed for 5 days work, weather permitting !

The village is accessible via Chimney Bank , (though  this route must be avoided in any wintry conditions ) or via Blakey Ridge or Egton Bridge.

Updates from Highways will be posted here as available .

‘Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2012’ – and it is Rosedale’s own White Horse Farm Inn!

Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2012 - The White Horse Farm Inn!

Hot off the press at the Great Yorkshire Show, Welcome to Yorkshire has announced the winner of this year’s “Yorkshire’s favourite Pub 2012” – and it is Rosedale ’s own White Horse Farm Inn!

 Congratulations to all who work hard at the White Horse and many thanks to all those who voted.



Congratulations to the the proud partners! Jim, Dannyelle, Peter, Kevin, Julie, Christine and Dianne


The Happy Hosts - Jim and Christine with the Welcome to Yorkshire Ale Trail trophy

Walkers are Welcome in Rosedale !

One of North Yorkshire’s most historic and beautiful villages, Rosedale Abbey, is celebrating after becoming the first village in the North York Moors National Park to gain Walkers are Welcome status.

It’s the latest of over 80 towns and villages nationwide to join the innovative community-led scheme, which aims to highlight areas which have demonstrated real commitment to making visits from walkers as enjoyable as possible.

Rosedale Abbey, located roughly midway between Pickering and Castleton, is famous for its spectacular views and wild walks.

To gain the status, village representatives had to undertake a challenging application process to prove their commitment, including measures taken to maintain existing walks in good condition, and facilities available to visitors.

The village is aiming to promote the scheme with a special stand at the annual Rosedale Show in August, which regularly attracts over 6,000 visitors, and a walking festival later in the year.

Catriona McLees, the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Head of Promotion and Tourism, said: “Visitor surveys show that walking is by far the most popular activity in the North York Moors, be it a short stroll or a longer hike up hill and down dale. Rosedale has plenty to offer all abilities and I’m sure this award will encourage many more to discover the wonderful walks that start from the village.”

Pic below by Paddy Chambers of the Steering Committee being presented the Certificate by Nigel Botting, Secretary of Walkers are Welcome.

Wild Country Walkabouts in Rosedale.

Andrew Middleton takes three young boys and a couple of dads for a circular walk from the village of Rosedale through Northdale. On the walk the boys, under instruction from Andrew, nibble on hawthorn leaves, wild garlic flowers, play pooh sticks, light a small fire and toast marshmallows. Andrew talks about his company; Wild Country Walkabouts, his love for the countryside and the importance of providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience the countryside that is on our doorstep. A film by Gareth Jenkins.

Visit Andrews website: www.wildcountrywalkabouts.co.uk to find out more.

One week on a reminder !

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One week on, when we have all power and telephones reinstated and the landscape is glowing with springs greens, its now hard to image the amount of snow that fell in that long and windy night last Tuesday 4th April.

Images from our Care Taker , Mr Dent on his rounds the morning after last weeks storms, which speak many thousand words. Thanks John.

Hill Cottages

The weight of the weather

The Knot

And finally the road from Castleton to Rosedale reopens Thursday 5th,… its all gone NOW !



A Walk from Sevenford House

My Favourite Rosedale short walk from Sevenford House.

Approximately 3 miles.

Its such a beautiful morning I am inspired to tell you about my favourite short walk from Sevenford House. Leaving Sevenford by the gate turn right in the direction of Thorgill, after half a mile take the footpath sign on the left signed Thorgill. This used to be quite a muddy route but The National Park have done quite a bit of drainage work here recently. This path will take you past the ruins of Ratten Row, destroyed by fire many years ago and never rebuilt. Most of the stone has been recycled by local builders for extensions, garages and garden walls etc. Note the remains of the privies on the left hand side. Eventually you will arrive at the small Hamlet of Thorgill, turn left at Pete Cootes alotment admiring the vegetables as you go. Follow the sign “Footpath to Farndale”, go through the moor gate and follow the path to the right ascending to the high moor at about 45 degrees. This climb will certainly get your circulation going but whilst pausing for breath don’t forget to turn round and admire the view across Thorgill. Arriving at the bed of the old railway line you will be afforded panoramic views across the whole of the valley perhaps time for another rest and a bit of contemplation. Turning left along the old railway bed is the easy section of the walk, dead level all the way to the workings at Bank Top, and those views just keep coming. After exploring the mining remains at Bank Top you need to descend down Chimney Bank, if your descent down the steepest road hill in England starts to cause problems with your knee joints what you need to do is have some liquid refreshment and a rest at The White Horse Hotel conveniently situated at the bottom. Whether you care or not depends upon how much “refreshment” you consume but the way back to Sevenford House is along Thorgill lane

Trip Asvisor has a few good words to say about Sevenford too !