SE1164 : B6265 at Greenhow Hill

taken 8 months ago, near to Greenhow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

B6265 at Greenhow Hill
B6265 at Greenhow Hill
A pleasant view in summer, but bleak in winter. The hill in the distance is Greenhow Hill Top. This is the highest stretch of the Way of the Roses cycle route, and one of the highest main roads in England.
Greenhow is a village in North Yorkshire, often referred to as Greenhow Hill. The term how derives from the Old Norse word haugr meaning a hill and a mound.
It is situated about 3 miles west of Pateley Bridge on the road heading towards Grassington. It is one of the highest villages in Yorkshire, at an altitude of between 400 and 420 metres (1,310 and 1,380 ft), and one of the few villages in the United Kingdom lying at over 400 metres (1,300 ft).
Greenhow is an old mining village that was a major supplier of lead. Sir Stephen Proctor bought the Manor of Bewerley, including the mineral rights in 1597. He was also responsible, as part of a settlement with John Armitage over disputed land, for the founding of the actual village of Greenhow. Prior to this date the only settlement recorded on the Hill itself was Kell House, where monks of Fountains Abbey lived while guarding the abbey's lead interests.
Joseph Kipling,[7] the grandfather of Rudyard Kipling was the minister at the Methodist Chapel at Greenhow and Rudyard himself is known to have visited the village. There is a 'Kiplings Cottage' next door to the 'Miners Arms', but it is not known whether his grandfather actually lived there.
To the east of the village is Coldstones Quarry, operated by Hanson. A large public artwork, The Coldstones Cut, has been created by the artist Andrew Sabin, and was opened in 2010.
B6265 Road (North Yorkshire)
The B6265 is a long-way-round B-road in north Yorkshire, connecting the A59 with itself via the Yorkshire Dales. It runs 45 miles from Skipton to Green Hammerton via Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Boroughbridge.
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The Way of the Roses
The Way of the Roses is a 170 mile signed cycle route from Morecambe to Bridlington, nearly all on public roads and making extensive use of other National Cycle Network routes. It forms a shorter and less demanding alternative to the original "coast to coast" cycle route. Most people who tackle it do it in three or four days, though some manage it in two.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 118 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4050N 1:49.2698W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 118 641
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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