Rosedale Abbey - Rosedale Railway - Northdale - Rosedale Abbey

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Rosedale Abbey - Farmhouse Fodder - Rosedale Railway - Northdale - Rosedale Abbey

Around 1850 an area of high grade magnetic ironstone was discovered in Rosedale. The local population increased from 500 to 3,000 in no time at all - this was the Yorkshire Klondyke. By 1861 after 18 months' work, the Rosedale Ironstone Railway was built. Fifty years after it started the ironstone was running out and the mines had all closed by 1926.

Once you have climbed out of the dale you follow this contour railway around the dalehead. Refreshments are available at the Farmhouse Fodder tea garden at Dale Head Farm, 6km into the walk; and at The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge which is 2km further on.

England - North England - Yorkshire - North York Moors


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/7/2018 - Joanne Baldwin

A nice walk however once you come out of the field at the beginning you can just follow the road around and it goes onto the track, which again you just follow right to the end. Lovely views and tea room we had a lovely day.

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