The North Yorkshire Moors (2), Yorkshire, England
This unclassified road goes from Kildale over Kildale Moor towards Castleton. The road, as you can see, is unfenced so one must watch for sheep which can step onto the road at a moments notice.
The higher part of the moor can be seen in the distance.
Castleton is one of the larger villages in the Esk Valley with provision for visitors, has several shops, public houses, tea rooms, a post office, garage, and a bank. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre is also nearby and there is a station on the Middlesbrough to Whitby line.
This distant view of Castleton is from the same unclassified road mentioned in the picture above. Don't confuse this Castleton with the one in Derbyshire and vice versa.
This is on the higher part of the moor showing the road winding its way over the hills with the inevitable sheep scattered around. This wild open space with rolling moorland views all around is a wonderful place to be on a warm sunny day especially when the heather is in bloom.
South of Kildale Moor, across the other side of Baysdale and 2-3 miles east of the Cleveland Way, is Baysdale Moor.
The public footpath shown here is the only path across the high point of the moor and connects with the Cleveland Way at two points making a circular walk of about 6 miles.
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