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32. Castleton, North Yorkshire

The village streets, buildings, trains, activities, environs and animals! and Danby Park Woods

Scenes around the Upper Esk Valley

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View of Castleton from the Howe

 

 

The Castleton Tea Rooms cafe has now moved to the "Old Chapel Tearoom" on High Street, opposite the Co-Op shop.

There is an outside terrace with great views down Danby Dale. This Castleton (North Yorkshire) cafe gets good reviews on Trip Advisor e.g.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1453693-d11626742-Reviews-The_Old_Chapel_Tearoom-Castleton_North_York_Moors_National_Park_North_Yorkshire.html

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g1453693-d11626742-r453305260-The_Old_Chapel_Tearoom-Castleton_North_York_Moors_National_Park_North_Yorkshir.html

 

 

 

A wonderful scenic venue for playing a game of bowls at Castleton Bowls Club, with the crown green looking out over beautiful Danby Dale in August 2012

 

 

 

Old Man's Park.

 

The older houses at the bottom of Church Street, Castleton. One is dated 1681.

 

 

Looking up High Street - Higher Castleton.

 

Castleton County Primary School and the Old Schoolhouse.

The Old Schoolhouse, Castleton, Grade II listed building built in 1874

 

The guardian of the children's playground, the last schoolhouse cat!

Danby Board School as built in 1874, now Castleton Primary School, part of the Endeavour Academy

Looking down High Street.

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Primrose Hill and the Millennium Stone.

 

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Above a doorway on Primrose Hill is piece of medieval stonework - part of a frieze from ???

 

Primrose Hill in deep winter.

 

The road down to the station which winds its way round the Norman Motte and Bailey of the original 'Danby Castle'.

 

The road bridge across to the station.

 

The Eskdale Inn.

 

The Downe Arms pub.

 

The old British Legion before conversion to a private house, we used to play snooker there!

 

The Church of St Michael and St George.

 

The War Memorial on The Howe.

 

 

The lamas of Castleton!

 

 

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Alpaca's in the summer in the fields below the village.

 

Castleton Station on the Esk Valley Railway Line serving Middlesbrough to Whitby passengers.

A special NYMR steam train passing through Castleton.

 

Winter on the Esk Valley Railway as a train approaches Castleton from Whitby.

 

Looking down onto Castleton Cricket Ground.

 

 

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Wandels Lane.

 

Daffodils by Danby Beck.

 

Hutton misspelt!

 

Looking down to Dibble Bridge.

 

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The Castleton Co-Op and what was Castleton's Country Store (now a hair dressing salon).

 

Castleton Village, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England: Hareslack, is lovely holiday cottage to rent set down in the fields below Castleton, a ridge village on the North Yorkshire Moors in the North York Moors National Park part of the Upper Esk Valley. The converted barn conversion has been done very tastefully with pleasant views out onto the fields and meadows. You also have the company of a variety of chickens and horses and a most friendly host.

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Much good walking in nearby Danby dale, Westerdale and Commondale.
The pretty Primrose Hill, Castleton, North Yorkshire

The Castleton Old Chapel Tearoom, Castleton, North Yorkshire, England. Plenty of good food, friendly service, the adjacent pretty Primrose Hill, one of the oldest parts of Castleton, and much good walking in nearby Danby Dale, Westerdale and Commondale on the North York Moors - As good a centre as any for taking a holiday in the North York Moors National Park

The Danby-Castleton Park Wood of Downy birch trees

The picturesque cricket ground, Castleton

The Downe Arms, Castleton, North Yorkshire

The Downe Arms Hotel (left), next to the post office in Castleton village, North Yorkshire, also offers a good 'warmly' served pub grub after watching a summer cricket game at the most picturesque set ground, or, winter walking in the Castleton-Danby Park Wood of downy (downey) birch trees. The Eskdale Inn (below) was the original station hotel in the days of steam (bottom right - 75029 pulling out of Castleton Station over the road bridge above the Eskdale pub).

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1. Castleton (1) Winter scenes around the village

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The bird table takes the strain at the old schoolhouse!

VIDEO Christmas at Castleton - The bitter winter of December 2010

 

Some brightly coloured dry stone walling above Danby Park Wood, north across the Esk Valley from Castleton.

Two ice cold scenes on the top of top of the bleak moorland north of Castleton where only a few trees survive the ravages of sheep and weather!

 

The old Castleton Schoolhouse

The old Schoolhouse in Castleton village in winter with its wonderful tall chimneys.

 

A fine piece of scaffolding for repairs to the old Castleton school schoolhouse.

 

Castleton County Community School.

 

Castleton Woods - Danby Park Wood - winter seen from the old schoolhouse.

 

A wonderful Sessile oak in Danby Park Wood

 

Winter on Primrose Hill, Castleton village

Winter on Primrose Hill, Castleton village

 

Clearing the snow above Castleton to the consternation of the sheep

Clearing the snow above Castleton to the consternation of the sheep1

 

Looking north down the road from Blakey Ridge to Castleton - Winter 2009/2010.

The Blakey Ridge road from Castleton to Ralphs Cross December 2010

 

Danby Dale winter from the centre of Castleton (above - across the bowling green, below from the beer garden of the Downe Arms!).

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Danby Dale, the west face of Danby Rigg viewed from Castleton.

 

Castleton Village on the ridge.

 

Looking up towards Ralph's Cross - plenty of work for the snowploughs in the 2009/2010 winter.

 

Danby Park Wood - Castleton Wood.

 

Danby Dale and Castleton Rigg from above Danby Park Wood.

Castleton enveloped in deep snow

 

at the lower end of Castleton Wandels Lane heads south towards Danby Church - deep winter and autumn scenes.

 

Further along the Wandels Lane 'gated road' near Danby Church in deep winter, Castleton is in the distant left of the picture.

 

These alpaca's don't seem to mind the 2009-2010 winter weather.

 

A couple of firemen guys from Skelton after enjoying the skiing on the moor tops.

 

 Great icicles on the houses in Castleton High Street

 

Ralph's Cross and the roads emanating from it suffered grievously in the 2009-2010 winter.

 


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9. Castleton (2) Views of Castleton from the surrounding countryside

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A busy friendly village North Yorkshire

 

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Castleton village, North Yorkshire on the ridge road south over the moors to Hutton-le-Hole

 

Telephoto shot of Castleton from the same place in deep mid-winter.

View of Castleton from 'the howe' near the War Memorial as we return from our traditional Sunday morning walk via Ainthorpe

 

Above Castleton Village, looking across from the start of Westerdale into Commondale.

Above Castleton Village, looking across from the start of Westerdale into Commondale.

 

Castleton from the northern lower slopes of Danby Rigg

 

Winter evening - view of Castleton and Danby Dale from near Park Wood.

 

Castleton village on the ridge of the road up to Blakey, viewed from the Castleton-Commondale road

Castleton village on the distant ridge of the road up to Blakey, viewed from the Castleton-Commondale road.

 

Castleton from the Blakey Ridge Road.

 

 

Castleton from Danby Rigg.

 

 

Castleton from Danby Park Wood.

 

Castleton Village up on the ridge!

 

View of Castleton from the Esk Valley Railway Train

 

Castleton from above Ashfield Farm.

 

Castleton from Wandels Lane - often referred to as the 'gated road'.

 

Lower Castleton on the left and Danby Beacon on the distant right.

 

Castleton from the hill known as 'The Howe'

 

 

The fields south of Castleton in Danby Dale.

 

Looking north up Wandels Lane towards Castleton.

 

Danby Dale south of Castleton (on the left).

 

 

Stones on the top of Brown Hill, the highest point of Castleton Rigg.

 

The 'Seated Man' sculpture on Brown Hill., south end of Castleton Rigg

 

The 'Seated Man' sculpture on the top of Brown Hill, Castleton Rigg

 

 

The Sean Henry sculpture of a Seated Figure, Brown Hill, Castleton Rigg, North Yorkshire

 

The view north down Castleton Rigg towards Castleton village in the distant centre of the picture.

 

The cairn at the top of Pike How - north of Castleton.

 

 

Castleton from the road up to Lockwood Beck.

 

Castleton village viewed from above the road to Lockwood Beck.

 

Winter scene of Castleton 'on the ridge'.

 

Castleton from above Danby Park Woods - Castleton Woods

Castleton from the north-east

 

Looking from Higher Castleton towards Commondale.

 

Looking towards Commondale from 'High Castleton'

 

Looking down towards the cricket field from Higher Castleton

 

Higher Castleton from the road to Westerdale and Kildale

 

Looking down to Castleton from Castleton Rigg. Westerdale Side is down on the left, Castleton is in the distant right. A motocross rider having a practice before a forthcoming event above Westerdale side.

 

The moorland north-east of Castleton - little cultivation, plenty of splendid heather and gross amounts of horrible bracken.

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A busy friendly village North Yorkshire

 

31. Castleton (4) Summer-Spring-Autumn Scenes

Castleton from the path over to Ainthorpe and Danby

 

Autumn in lower Castleton.

 

Heading south towards from Castleton village to the beautiful meadows of Danby Dale on a hot summer's day from the path by Castleton Garage down into Danby Dale.

 

 

Autumn feel to the ridge track on the wild moorland above Castleton village

Late summer, but an autumn feel to the ridge track to Castleton Rigg and Brown Hill on the wild moorland above Castleton village.

 

These alpaca's must get hot in summer!

 

These ostriches must feel at home in the summer!

 

Looking towards Danby from the Castleton War Memorial.

 

Looking towards Danby from the Ainthorpe Road.

 

Castleton Woods or Danby Park Wood - through the seasons.

 

 

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Danby Park Wood, across the Esk Valley from the village of Castleton

 Upper Esk Valley Index

5. The Upper Esk Wildlife and Conversation Group

Wildlife surveys of flora and fauna, woodland management and tree planting by people from Ainthorpe, Castleton, Danby and Westerdale. Many people involved in various projects that overlap with the wildlife group that meets in Castleton Village Hall on the first Monday of each month.


Conservation work in Danby Park Wood - Castleton Woods

Conservation work in Park Wood, Castleton-Danby

Members of the Upper Esk Valley wildlife and conservation group tackling the bracken problem in a small area of Park Wood (Tom Chadwick, Chris Millns, Peter Woods), Castleton village on the ridge in the background

Part of the plot of land we are trying to manage - hard work trying to clear the bracken - but nice view!


 

Wildflower survey in the graveyard of St Hilda's Church, Danby Dale and any other plants spotted in the churchyard!

 

Extending the flora survey to the fields between Castleton and Danby church.

 

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Grasses and wildflowers.

 


Fern Survey

The wildlife and conservation group returning from the fern survey in upper Danby Dale on a beautiful summer's evening.

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Surveying for the Small Mammal Association

Looking for field voles, water voles, common shrew, mice etc. Looking for latrines in the metre quadrants! Use of bait trapping techniques and the Longworth trap for live trapping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One common shrew !!!


Acid rain monitoring pH of local water sources and precipitation and chemical analysis of Danby Beck Water

Checking pH & temperature at Botton Head stream in Danby Dale, North Yorkshire. Water samples are also taken for detailed chemical analysis.


Further notes and images of Danby Park Wood near the Village of Castleton.

View of Castleton Village from Park Wood (April 2018), I planted the protected tree on the right in 2006.

Friend Dave planting two oak trees in Danby Park Wood.

 

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