|Walk:||Stone Circle, Sunbiggin, Great Asby Scar, Beacon Hill, Robin Hood's Grave|
|Start Point:||Orton||Grid Reference:||NY 621 082|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||1570 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and mild|
|Comments:||Footpaths through fields and onto limestone pavement|
One of many stone circles in this area
Ian rescues a lamb that had got stuck between the gate and the wall
Early purple orchid
Walking beside the limestone pavement . . .
beafore detouring onto it . . .
with clear clints and grikes
A short ascent takes us to . . .
a cross that marks the position of a beacon . . .
with its own information plaque
Limestone kiln . . .
which tempts myself and . . .
John to take an elevated view
All Saints Church in Orton is dominated by the 16th Century perpendicular tower
In 2007 the tower was treated with a coat of lime to help prevent damage from damp