Posted by: mynaturaldiary | August 23, 2015

Lealholm & Rosedale Moor

Lealholm is tucked away in the middle of the North York Moors.

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On a walk around the countryside surrounding the village, some fine early autumnal views can be seen.

The Esk Valley railway has a station in the town.

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And the fields along Rake Lane offer pastoral delights.

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One of the fields shelters plenty of Pheasants.

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Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

These are probably being bred for game shooting…

At the valley floor runs the river Esk.

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which passes through the village

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The stepping stones that cross the river allows a midstream view.

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Mallards paddle into the river, feeding.

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

All villages in Britain have their war memorial to those who fell in the Great War, and in the Second World War.

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Leaving Lealholm and crossing the Moors to Rosedale near Fryup

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offers fine views of the Purple Heather, contrasted against the green ferns and blue sky.

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Another cross marks the road descending into Rosedale.

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Sheep stand by the side of the road.

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