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
Rosedale Community News
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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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IN LOVE WITH ROSEDALE
A Moorland adventure & guided walk
By Mary from August Guest House, Rosedale East.
Yesterday, I accompanied by two of our guests, Joanne and Rob, enjoyed a walk with an abundance of interest, on the North York Moors.
We encountered happy sheep, glorious grouse, an ancient pannier track, murky mud, lying snow, a welcome tea garden, handsome cockerels and hens, and relics of Rosedale’s industrial past.
As my time was limited, we drove to the millennium stone & parked near the turn off for ‘Fryup’. Our circular adventure took us down “Ceavey Hill”.
We passed by Trough House & down a rough track known as Cut Road, (part of the coast to coast route). Eventually we turned right onto a bridle path up the moor (part of the Inn Way walk). Here we found the paving of a once busy Pannier track, a stone, slabbed pavement that snakes across the moor. Some of the ancient slabs have sunk into the boggy peaty moor. Others have been removed but the majority are very much the same as they would have been hundreds of years ago. This long track is called “George Gap Causeway”. (I wonder how it got this grand name?) As we walked along, my mind was picturing a long line of mules with wicker panniers over their backs, carrying goods from the coast. It was the motorway of the moors. Monks also commuted on this amazing paved way between Whitby & Rosedale. We were definitely ‘walking in the steps of our forefathers’. Soon we were passing “Loose Howe” on our right & met up with the road close to Rob’s car.
Joanne & Rob went off to enjoy the rest of the day. I crossed the road & took the track downhill towards Rosedale and the old disused railway track bed. The sun was shining and the views were stunning. A Tea garden sign almost tempted me to visit “Dale Head Farm” tea garden but I so much wanted to walk home on the ‘line’ as we often call this track. The huge constructions built in the iron ore mining era still fascinate me. Sheep were grazing and manicuring the ground. It was like walking on a velvet carpet. I was thinking that if Heaven is a little like Rosedale then it would be perfection for me.
A noisy gathering of ducks, cockerels and hens greeted me at Depot House as I dropped down to pass by the two long rows of houses at Hill Cottages.
Sadly after 2½ hours my walk was almost ending, as I returned home to August Guest House feeling elated.
I have lived in Updale Rosedale for over 33 years and today’s walk has refreshed my love with Rosedale.
Joanne and Rob certainly enjoyed their experience walking on the North York Moors, and commented, “What a wonderful enchanting walk on a beautiful fresh February morning full of history and finished the walk more knowledgeable about the area. Thank you Mary”.
If local people, visitors or anyone who fancies an interesting guided trek, especially this one, with all the panoramic views, geology, wildlife etc, then I will be delighted to be your guide.
If interested please contact me at August Guest House.
Or visit our web site www.augustguesthouse.co.uk
Who’s this out walking the moors in preparation for the Walking Festival ?
Non members welcome.
Ryedale Folk Museum & My Last Car
Two day Art Walks will set off from Ryedale Folk Museum on
Sunday 15th July and Sunday 5th August
Book a place on the walks by contacting Ryedale Folk Museum on 01751 417367
If you have a short story that could be
included on either of the walks please email
a brief description to
Alison Lloyd who runs www.contemporaryartofwalking.com will explore the landscape and
stories of the Lyke Wake Walk that passes close to the museum. Alison has been
commissioned to create two bespoke art walks to which you are all are invited.
Thank you to the Ryedale Walkers for their local knowledge on walking close to
Walk 1 – Meet at Ryedale Folk Museum at 10:00 am on Sunday 15th July.
Hutton-le-hole, Spaunton Moor, Lastingham, Hagg Wood, Spaunton
Start: 10:15 am in the museum’s gallery with the My Last Car Exhibition.
Distance: 8.3 miles. Walking time 3 hrs 15 mins Non walking time 1 hr. Total 4 hrs 15
Terrain: Some moorland paths and tracks, and field paths and tracks.
Walk 2 – Meet at Ryedale Folk Museum at 10:00 am on Sunday 5th August.
Hutton-le-hole, The Nab, Gillamoor, and Harland Moor.
This walk will include a period of time walking, and purposeful wandering on rougher
moorland terrain, giving time for Lyke Wake Walk stories and anecdotes.
Start: 10:15 am in the Museum’s gallery with the My Last Car Exhibition
Distance: 7 miles.
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.
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.