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5. Bordley Town Circular Walk

These pictures illustrate Walk No 55 'Bordley Town' from 'Walks in the Yorkshire Dales' Book Two by Jack Keighley

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The start of the walk south-east down Malham Moor Lane

 

There is plenty of room to park on Malham Moor Lane, you walk ? down the road with the farm buildings and Height Cave over the wall on your right

 

Walking south-east down Malham Moor Lane

 

Another lime kiln on Malham Moor Lane

 

Walking south-east down Hard Gate

 

Descending Wood Lane to the entrance to Wood Nook

 

The entrance to Wood Cook

 

Beehives near Skirethorns

 

looking east down to Skirethorns from Wood Nook

 

Climbing up west from Wood Nook

 

Climbing up from Wood Nook, looking east back down to Wood Nook and Threshfield and Skirethorns

 

Climbing up from Wood Nook

 

Height House, now just acts as a barn

 

Height House

 

Looking north-west to the farm building of Height Laithe

 

Height Laithe

 

The view east from Height Laithe

 

Looking east from above Height Laithe

 

The 'unusual' barn above Height Laithe

 

An old limekiln above Height Laithe

 

Looking east from above the 'unusual' barn

 

Heading west towards Bordley Town

 

Heading towards the two farms which comprise Bordley Town

 

Classic tiers of limestone ridges near Bordley Town

 

Bordley Town from the farm road above it. Bordley is a small hamlet of just two farms (as far as I can make out) but in medieval times it was an important 'township' and grange of Fountains Abbey and lies on what was an important crossroads. One drove road connected Fountains Abbey and the Lake District.

 

Heading north towards Mastiles Lane

 

Heading north towards Mastiles Lane

 

Looking north-east along Mastiles Lane from Mastiles Gate

 

Closing Mastiles Gate!

 

Walking north-east down Mastiles Lane, which is a classic 'green road' or 'green lane' and once an important drovers road.

 

A friendly sheepdog!

 

The old stony drovers road of Mastiles Lane

 

Mastiles Lane

 

two mountain bikers climbing to the highest point on Mastiles Lane (? quarry straight ahead in the far distance)

 

beginning the descent to below Kilnsey Moor

 

Its that sheepdog again

 

The faint traces of the stones of a prehistoric field wall system

 

Some great old dry stone walls in the 'shallow valley'

 

looking back towards ? Quarry

 

 

Heading south towards Malham Moor Lane - Looking south-east towards the farm buildings at Height Laithe

 

Back to the start at Malham Moor Lane

 

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