A sizeable set of photos from an August walk (ODL) in the North Yorks Moors, in perfect conditions for both walking and picture taking.

MoorsRoad3

MoorsValley MoorsSheep

MoorsRoad2 MoorsRoad

The roads over the moors are quite picturesque in late summer, with the heather in full bloom.  It’s a different story in the winter!

RosedaleVillageGreen

Traditional village green, complete with geese, at Ainthorpe [54 27 49 N, 0 54 47 W].

HorseDrawnVehicles

It’s probably a long time since a horse-drawn vehicle last past this way!

RosedaleParasol DryadsSaddle

A pair of interesting fungi.  (L) An immature parasol (or shaggy parasol) mushroom.  (R) the intriguing Dryad’s saddle.

MoorsValley2 RosedaleRoadSigns

The curiously named Great Fryup dale is thought to be named after the Norse goddess Freyja.

MoorsView RosedaleGroup

MoorsValleyHead

Looking towards the head of Fryup dale.

RosedaleRowan

Rowan tree.

RosedaleOrangeStream

Stream stained orange by ironstone.  Ironstone deposits in area, amongst other minerals, were once heavily mined.

MoorsValleyViewBack

Looking back towards Fryup dale.

RosedaleRailwayEmbankment RosedaleRailwayPath

RosedaleRailwayTrackBed

Following the route of the old Rosedale branch line (closed in 1925).

RosedaleValleyView

Looking down Rosedale valley from the railway embankment [54 24 3 N, 0 57 11 W].

BlakeyRedLionView BlakeyRedLion

Final destination – the Red Lion on Blakey Ridge!

Fryup Dale and Rosedale

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