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10. Around Danby Beacon - Beacon Hill

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Three bronze age burial mounds, of Three Howes Rigg, north of Danby Beacon

The three bronze age burial mounds, of Three Howes Rigg, north of Danby Beacon

The memorial stone in the foreground, near Lealholm Moor, is shown in detail below

 

memorial Hannah Colling who perished on Lealholm Moor on the 21st January 1848

This stone found between Danby Beacon and the Three Howes Rigg, is a memorial to a Hannah Colling who perished in a snowstorm on Lealholm Moor on the 21st January 1848. She died aged 29, and her body wasn't found for three days.

 

The Long Stone, standing stone, near Danby Beacon

The Long Stone, a menhir, megalithic standing stone, from the prehistoric Neolithic-bronze? age

 

The Long Stone, standing stone, near Danby Beacon

The Isolation of the Longstone north of Danby Beacon (part of the ridge in the background)

 

Plaque dedicated to radar detection system that was based on Danby Beacon and the war hero, Flight Lieutenant Peter Townsend, the man who never married Princess Margaret

The Plaque dedicated to radar detection system that was based on Danby Beacon and the war hero, Flight Lieutenant Peter Townsend, the man who never married Princess Margaret.

 

The new beacon and old trig point on Danby Beacon.

 

Looking from the old trig point on Danby Beacon towards Freeborough Hill.

 

Walking west down the track from Danby Beacon on Lealholm Moor.

 

Brown Rigg Howe in the distance.

 

Stump Cross is about 1 km west of Danby Beacon.

 

 

Streams in the area are often coloured by ironstone.

 

The site of Siss Cross to the west of Danby Beacon.

 

 

Better than nothing!

 

An old sheep enclosure.

 

A few trees survive on Danby Low Moor.

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Danby Beacon, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England: Danby Beacon, one of the higher points on the North York Moors has a car park, a good spot for a picnic and a starting point for several walks. You are surrounded by much to view in all directions, beyond the wild purple heather moorland and in the 2nd world war it was the location of a radar station, by whose assistance the first German plane was shot down. By the old white painted trig point is an ancient bronze age burial mound (tumulus) and a new beacon!

 

One of the many boundry stones on Danby Low Moor

 

One side says BY WHIT and the other ??? AS???

 

Lealholm Hall Holiday Cottage, near Whitby, North Yorkshire

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