NY9728 : Shooting butts on Monks Moor

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

Shooting butts on Monks Moor
Shooting butts on Monks Moor
A track ascends from the minor road east of Monks Moor, providing access to a series of shooting stations, form which shots are fired southwards into Horden Allotment. Each butt is accompanied by a small stile, as there is some interest in retrieving (and no doubt eating) any wildlife unfortunate enough to have been caught in the shower of shotgun pellets. The track has been maintained with a bed of small stone on the steeper part of the ascent, but up here this has clearly been deemed unnecessary as the four-wheel drive vehicle used to save the legs of the paying clients can gain enough traction on the reduced gradient. The estate won't be worrying about the shooting party getting their feet wet, nor about random geographers who are in the less fortunate position of making the ascent on foot. After all - it's going to be much boggier further up...
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Country estates  Moorland 
Category (from Tags)
Shooting Butt 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9765 2860 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.1496N 2:2.2764W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9755 2862
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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