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.
Our first migrants have started to return to the uplands here in the dale. A male ring ouzel was seen on the east side on 21 March having arrived overnight along with two male wheatears. This has equalled our earliest date recorded which was in 2012. Ring ouzels spend their winter in North Africa and are one of the earliest returnees along with wheatears.
The ring ouzels are now pairing up and establishing territories. The simple and melancholy song of the male is well worth listening to as you walk around the old railway line. It is a bird in decline in England but we have seen no sign of that here in Rosedale and elsewhere on the North York Moors. A very distinctive bird with its white gorget or bib. The males are black and the females, as pictured here, are brown. Updale Natural History Recorder
Female ring ouzel
Look out for these rather special visitors on the roadside on the moor. This one was north of the cattle grid on Knott road. Two more were seen on the road from Hutton Le Hole – chimney bank. They are tough little birds. Snow buntings are birds of the Arctic and one of a very few species that have been seen at the north pole. They visit here in winter particularly in Scotland and down our east coast, occasionally coming inland. Here they feed along roadside verges, characteristically flitting ahead of any passing vehicles, eventually flying round and returning to feed by the roadside. The first you will see is a flash of their white underparts and when they fly in a flock they resemble a snowstorm. Updale natural history recorder.
We all know that Autumn is upon us and there is a bumper crop of fruit and nuts this year; acorns, sweet and horse chestnuts are in abundance here in the dale. Fungii are also having a good season. Found these Mycena on an old beech tree stump near the river which are spectacular close up. Not edible I am afraid. Shame as there were hundreds on that stump. I haven’t identified the second group of six white Fungii growing through moss on a tree but they are tiny and so intriguing. Updale Natural History Recorder
Event now booked for 23rd June 2013.
Entries will be available through British Cycling.
The Moor Tour was a new Cyclo Sportive event in 2012 taking place in the North Yorkshire Moors organised by MJS Outdoors.
With a choice of two challenging routes of either 100 miles or 100km (60 miles), starting and finishing just outside Stokesley on the North edge of the moors.
A gruelling test of rider stamina through beautiful countryside and rugged moorland, the routes take in a number of the most challenging climbs in the moors and will reward you with some great downhill sections.
Both routes come through Rosedale and up Chimney bank the steepest public road in England !
for more info or to enter…http://www.themoortour.co.uk/index.php
A bit of congestion on Chimney Bank yesterday caused by folks sledging with their cars !
Hasten to add, the road into Rosedale from Cropton is well gritted and maintained by Highways throughout this icy weather. The village and facilities are fully accessible using this route.
Article from the Burnley Express 21st January 2012
“The next day saw us doing the circuit of Spaunton Moor near Rosedale Abbey. Start on Chimney Bank and take a clockwise route along the moor edge on clear tracks. This is my favourite landscape. Stark, bleak, lonely moors with heather running to the horizon and a big sky. Classic North York Moors. We called in at the Blacksmiths in Lastingham when halfway round for a brief stop. I felt deeply ashamed not to pay due respect to the marvellous real ales on offer, but I maintained an iron resolve and returned to the moor still hungry and thirsty.
But while the Moors are fairly barren places and not over sustaining, they always raise my spirits and give me a great sense of well-being. Under a darkening sky I watched the gamekeepers’ fires on a distant moor as I sat, with Monty at my side, on the lonely old base of the ancient Ana Cross, one of dozens of such structures that give the area such character. All so calm and very peaceful. I love it here. It may be true that man shall not live by bread alone, but as I scanned the distant horizons of this beautiful country in which I am so lucky to live, I couldn’t help wondering, “I wonder what is for dinner tonight”?
read the full article here
Thank you Facebook Friends for bringing this article to light !
Has a feature page all about Rosedale:- link below
Rosedale – a wonderful place with a turbulent past
What is the Trust:- We are local people with a genuine interest in local geology and landscape.
The Trust receives no government funding, we rely on raising our own money, mainly through project grants.
Most of our members are active volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help with our many projects.
The Geology Trust seeks to protect valuable Local Earth Heritage and where possible share it with a wider public for education and recreation.
The Trust operates with an independent and pragmatic approach. The sites we wish to protect and use are on other peoples land and often have additional value for biology, archaeology, landscape and history, all these interests are taken into account.
The Fish & Chip Van will be arriving in Rosedale a little earlier on Friday nights from now on.
6.45 – 7.15pm
Tracey & Stuart plan to keep these hours for the coming year.
Listen again to todays programme recorded on Spaunton Moor. Several locals interviewed and a good insight given into management of the Grouse Moorland and its benefits for all concerned.
In case you missed the news last night.
Follow the link below to see the report about BTs efforts to correct an underground fault.
Rosedale story starts at 3.39 mins.
The fault has left many people in Rosedale East without phones access for 5 weeks making life difficult for all concerned.