8. Baysdale - Baysdale Abbey and a walk over Great Hograh Moor
Scenes around the Upper Esk Valley
A selection of pictures at different times of the year
Presumably the remains of Baysdale Abbey have been incorporated into the current dwellings?
The houses, on the site of the medieval Baysdale Abbey
The road to Baysdale Abbey passes over splendid tiny medieval (though restored and strengthened) bridge over Baysdale Beck.
A depression (filled with water) carved into a rock where prehistoric man ground the grain-corn/wheat? This one is found on the north-west moorland above Baysdale, near where the road from Kildale turns down sharp left, and a about 100m on the right on the Cleveland Way footpath.
Lots of wild bluebells and old oak trees by Baysdale Beck near the farm at Baysdale Abbey.
A circular walk to Baysdale and over Hograh Moor
The T junction where the road from Castleton meets the road from Westerdale to Kildale to the west of Sloethorn Park.
Heading due west into Baysdale.
On the right is part of Kildale Moor.
A tall cairn near where the path turns down into Baysdale.
Heading down to some farm buildings and to cross Baysdale Beck.
You can choose to further to Baysdale Abbey, but here begin to climb up west onto Hograh Moor.
(see last section on walking up to Middle Head
Climbing up to Great Hograh Moor and looking across to Kildale Moor.
Last views of lower Baysdale before climbing up onto Hograh Moor
Looking north across Baysdale to the path that came down from the T junction above Hob Hole
Hograh Moor in heather time
The little 'Bern's Bridge' on Hograh Moor.
Above Bern's Bridge is a memorial to Alan Clegg.
The open wildness of Great Hograh Moor and beyond Kildale Moor.
Remains of an old enclosure wall on Hograh Moor
The path and cairns on Hograh Moor
There are some cairns to help guide you across great Hograh Moor
Looking down on Westerdale Village
Looking down onto the village of Westerdale from Great Hograh Moor.
You can't beat walking weather like this!
The western end of Sloethorn Park north of Baysdale Beck.
Dropping down to the ford and footbridge at what is known locally as Hob Hole.
Descending into Hob Hole!
Looking down Baysdale Beck east towards Castleton.
A lone tree on climbing back up to the T junction.
Heather burning above Hob Hole
Taking an alternative longer walk from Baysdale Abbey
Instead of heading back north and then west directly to Great Hograh Moor you can head almost due south on the path up to Middle Head.
Looking north down to Baysdale Abbey
Looking down on Baysdale Abbey from the start of Middle Head (Middle Head Intake)
The track on Middle Head, above Baysdale, heads directly south to meet the 'Flagged Road' track to Armouth Wath
Along the way we found the base and stump of an old cross (not marked on the OS map?)
The rock formations on the top of Ingleby Moor, which lies to the west of the north-south track.
There are disued mine workings at Armouth Wath
Traces of iron ores in the stream Armouth Wath
After this we worked our way over Stockdale Moor and headed north to Hograh Moor.
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