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Drake Howe


<b>Drake Howe</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Guisborough (14km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ539029 / Sheet: 93
Latitude:54° 25' 6.36" N
Longitude:   1° 10' 9.41" W

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<b>Drake Howe</b>Posted by thelonious <b>Drake Howe</b>Posted by thelonious


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09/05/2016 - Starting from Clay Bank car park, nice walk over the tops to Drake Howe. Fine weather today with good views. The top of Drake Howe is a really good place for a cairn and this cairn is a fair size. Time hasn't been good to it though. Wainstones worth a look at on the way. thelonious Posted by thelonious
17th May 2016ce
Edited 17th May 2016ce

This huge cairn is not far off the Cleveland Way footpath. It's a huge biut sadly wrecked cairn and is situated on the highest point of Cringle Moor (Cranimoor).
The centre has been hollowed out, probably as a hikers shelter and ably assisted by gamekeepers looking for material for their butts.
It's a windy place on the best of days but the view from the escarpment edge is worth the walk.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th May 2004ce


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Elgee reckons that the name Drake is derived from the Old Norse "draukr" - a spectre.
On the 1926 Duncombe Park estate map it is called "Odin's Grave".
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th May 2004ce