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Cat Nab

<b>Cat Nab</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Saltburn (2km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ669215 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 35' 2.53" N
Longitude:   0° 57' 53.05" W

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When I was a child no trip to Saltburn was complete without climbing Cat Nab and it felt like being on top of the world! I always loved it. According to my parents, who still live in the area, it's been fenced it off now because the feet of hundreds of children were wearing it away. Posted by Lottie
5th September 2003ce
Edited 5th September 2003ce

Cat Nab is a prominent hill on the seafront at Saltburn.
According to local people, the name comes from the wild cats that used to live on the hill.
There was a burial mound situated on the summit which has now been destroyed.
I've posted this site because it is the most northerly of a group of intervisible coastal sites.
If you climb to the top of Cat Nab you can see site of the Warsett Hill group of 7 mounds.
The mound was excavated by Hornsby in 1913. He didn't publish his excavation. The finds, two cremations, a pygmy cup, the sheards of thre vessels, a collared urn, and a vessel with an inverted green rim are in the Middlesbrough Collection.
Check out the sweet little victorian mortuary house which sits at the foot of the hill.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
20th June 2003ce