NY9629 : Gritstone boulder on Monk's Moor

taken 5 years ago, 4 km from Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, Great Britain

Gritstone boulder on Monk's Moor
Gritstone boulder on Monk's Moor
Descending NNE from the firm, dry ground of Monk's Moor's summit area, a large cairn is the last definitive landmark on the path, after which it rapidly becomes ill-defined. The easiest progress is by linking the most recently burned areas, avoiding the knee-deep heather, so any walker's route down is likely to be some way from the line of the path on the map. I tend to gravitate towards landmarks which make it easier to avoid constantly watching the compass, so ended up at a group of large gritstone boulders some way east of the line of the path. One always hopes to find cup-and-ring marked stones in these circumstances, but this group were a disappointment in that respect. The view is almost due east, towards the white buildings (locally, whitewash indicates ownership by Raby estate) of Middle End Farm, with Middle End plantation above it.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Country estates  Moorland 
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Boulder   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9667 2936 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.5590N 2:3.1882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9666 2936
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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