NZ6011 : Climb to Percy Cross from Lonsdale

taken 6 months ago, near to Kildale, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Climb to Percy Cross from Lonsdale
Climb to Percy Cross from Lonsdale
Last Tuesday evening I walked with the Smellies, a group of ex-athletes. Think Last of the Summer Wine. Anyway, we walked from Bank Foot across the fields to Battersby, then climbed Coleson Bank, along the moor before descending Turkey Nab. Both Coleson Bank and Turkey Nab are ‘green lanes’, ancient routes which have managed to escape modernisation with tarmac. They are classed as Unclassified Roads and are supposedly maintained by the local authority, in our case North Yorkshire County Council, unlike Public Footpaths and the like which are the responsibility of the North York Moors National Park. If you so desire it is perfectly legal to take your vehicle on them and so they are a favourite for off-road drivers and riders. Coleson Bank was notorious, badly eroded into a deep gorge and unusable for all except the most dedicated driver. Anyway, to cut to the chase we were surprised to find both lanes have now been upgraded, still unmetalled but, alas, likely to be more usable.

Fast forward to this morning and I find yet another Unclassified Road that has been upgraded. This is the one climbing Percy Cross Rigg from Lonsdale. Here is a photo I took four years ago, a muddy eroded morass.

I do wonder where North Yorkshire CC have found the funds to do this work? I would have thought it would have been better the priority had been given to the county’s classified roads.

From my photo-diary for 29 March 2019 LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Mick Garratt and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NZ6011, 24 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 29 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6066 1141 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.6642N 1:3.8992W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6071 1144
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Unclassified Road 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 8 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register