SE6990 : Rough area north of The Nab

taken 3 years ago, near to Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Rough area north of The Nab
Rough area north of The Nab
This difficult area seems to have defeated any attempts to make much use of it, and is mostly bracken with a scattering of mainly birch trees.
The escarpment to the south marks a dramatic geological change to underlying limestone - and much more usable farmland.

A striking feature is the 'notch' on the flank of the promontory, this is likely mostly manmade as traffic struggled up the hill for centuries before the modern north-south route through Hutton-le-Hole. You can follow the old track across the Lowna Road and it intersects the present main Blakey road a couple of miles further north. Often there are two tracks side by side, a sort of dual carriageway!
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SE6990, 36 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6960 9061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:18.3816N 0:55.9112W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6950 9076
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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