|The Neolithic is represented on Ayton Moor by a lovely chambered cairn with two ring cairns next to it.
When paced out the cairn is 50m long and 10m across.
It is shaped a bit like a fat carrot. The chambers can still be seen, albeit somewhat wrecked, at the Northern end of the cairn.
The two ring cairns are fairly well defined and butt-onto each other. The moor itself contains many small. low lying round cairns.
You can reach this site in two ways.
The scenic route is from Great Ayton up past Roseberry Topping and on to the moor via Newton Moor.
The quick route is to park your motor at NZ594111 and take the Cleveland Way for about 600m onto the moor...easy peasy
Posted by fitzcoraldo
19th November 2002ce