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Stone Rook


<b>Stone Rook</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Guisborough (15km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ523017 / Sheet: 93
Latitude:54° 24' 28.14" N
Longitude:   1° 11' 38.93" W

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I parked up at the Lord Stones cafe and followed the bridal way up onto Bilsdale West Moor.
Today I thought I'd go and hunt out the Three Thumb Stone and the Raven Stone. When I got onto the moor it became obvious that today was not the best day to search for stones basically it was a beautiful day with clear skies and very little wind. The problem was a foot of snow covering everything, the moors are especially beautiful following snow, the subtlties of the landscape are revealed but many other features become hidden, such as the stones I was seeking.
Stone Rook is a loose collection of large boulders set around a mound and topped by a cairn, a Tor in minature. I will need to return after the snow has melted to collect further details.
I then crossed the shallow valley and headed north west towards the OS marker, on looking back I noticed a fairly well defined rectangular ditched enclosure on the hillside just below Stone Rook, adjacent to this was another area that appeared to be a field system.
The enclosure looks very similar to the Ayton Moor enclosure.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
7th January 2003ce
Edited 9th January 2003ce