Cringle Moor

5 May 2007

The other focus of these couple of days in Yorkshire was to do a few walks to add to the Marilyn tally, which has become rather slow-moving of late.

So on the way back from Pickering, we stopped off on the north edge of the North York Moors escarpment to visit the summit of Cringle Moor, Drake Howe. The old camera appears to have made a particularly bad job of the photographs this evening, but the light was a very odd colour, so it isn't entirely unrepresentative!

We walked around the edge of the forest, which seemed to have suffered somewhat in places

And emerged onto the Cleveland Way, which took us up onto the summit plateau

A viewfinder has been thoughtfully placed here, and shows some of the places that can be seen, though without distances shown, which I always find interesting: Cross Fell is 91 km (56 miles) away.

However, today there is little to be seen except haze.

The Cleveland Way makes its way along the edge of the escarpment.

On a slightly clearer day, we could probably identify one of tomorrow's hills too, which is only a few kilometres to the east.

George surveys Drake Howe, the ancient summit ring with a summit cairn.

Drake Howe at the summit of Cringle Moor (435 metres above sea level).


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