Sunday, 20th May 2018

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
Time: 6 hours
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

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