Part 1 A circular Hole of Horcum walk from the car park at Saltersgate
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11. A walking around: Part 1 The Hole of Horcum, Part 2 Levisham Moor and Part 3 a few bits of Archaeology
Two general views of the Hole of Horcum.
The A169 main road passing the Saltergate car park, Saltergate Bank descends down on the left of the picture.
Dropping down into the Hole of Horcum itself.
Walking along Horcum Slack.
Beautiful quiet walking heading south with Horcum Rigg on the right, which is the eastern fringe of Levisham Moor.
Looking north back into the Hole of Horcum.
Heading west from Horcum Slack to climb up Dundale Rigg and on to Dundale Pond.
Further west you can look down onto the passing trains of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
We then turned north along the western edge of Levisham Moor - Levisham Bottoms - West Side Brow.
The rocky cliffs of Huggit's Scar.
You then turn east to head back to the Saltergate car park with the now, sadly closed?, Saltergate Inn on your left.
You then climb up the bank south-east back to the A169 and the car park.
Part 2 A circular walk from Levisham Station over Levisham Moor
Leaving Levisham station on the west side of the railway you follow a forest plantation track until you cross the stream near The Grange and head north-east towards Levisham Moor.
You can just see the NYMR railway.
Walking along Levisham Moor towards Skelton Tower.
The line of trees on West Side Brow.
The forest on the west side of Newton Dale.
On the eastern edge of Newton Dale.
In the distance, Skelton Tower - something of a folly!
The view down onto the NYMR railway.
From Skelton Tower you can follow a path that leads onto the minor road that goes from Levisham village down to Levisham station after a brief encounter with Highland cattle before dropping back down to Levisham Station.
Part 3. Some bits of Archaeology on Levisham Moor
A small plaque denotes the presence of large ditch classified as an iron age dike and was constructed about 2000 years ago to mark out territory of a pastoral people.
Not that easy to make out!
The ditch and bank is a bit clearer here!
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