The Land of Iron
Went for a walk in the “Land of Iron” – Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn’t think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for extracting the iron. For the walker, there’s the bonus of being able to walk along the track bed of the railway that serviced the mines and furnaces. Once you gain height after leaving the village of Rosedale Abbey you are on the track bed all the way round on this 12 miles walk – which can also be a bit of a disadvantage as you can see on the other side of the dale, where you will be walking in about 3 hours time! Throughout the walk you can see clues as to the use of the valley for mining, from bits of old buildings, spoil heaps to the inclines for transport the ore out of the Land of Iron and on to the rail network.
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About Cliff House Holiday Cottages
Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast. Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough, we offer a perfect year round base for exploring the foodie delights of the area. Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling own their own. All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool. As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!