This is an example of a fairly typical moorland barrow. It is about 36 metres in diameter and is about 2 metres high.
It is one of a number of barrows and monuments that lays beside the route of the 40 mile Lyke Wake Walk running from Osmotherly to Ravenscar. To me this implies that this route is probably an an extremely ancient trackway.
New Lyke Wake Club is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire moors along their main east-west watershed between the Stone at grid reference 470994 and the Trig point at 971012, a distance of approximately 40 miles. Every person who completes a crossing of the Lyke Wake Walk on foot within a period of 24 hours and who reports it to the Club within 28 days, is eligible for membership. There is no membership fee. Female members are titled Witch and males are titled Dirger.