Church Houses and Gillamoor

South from Church Houses to Low Mill by way of Bitchagreen, then further south to Lowna via Cross Farm and Park Farm. North to Low Mill by way of Ewecote Farm and Rawson Syke, then further north back to Church Houses via the Farndale ‘daffodil walk’. A 10-mile walk in the North York Moors.


Low Mill, Farndale.


Taking it easy and enjoying the nice weather at Cross Farm.


Ewes brought in for lambing at Park Farm.


The view north-east across the Farndale valley with Blakey Ridge on the horizon.


Lynn and Angy enjoying the tranquillity of the North York Moors.


Woodend Plantation near Lowna.


I love this sign:

FARNDALE NATURE RESERVE
WARNING
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO PLUCK OR INJURE THE DAFFODILS
PENALTY £5


Peaceful woodland near Lowna at the southern end of Farndale.


Lowna Burial Ground

This historic site is a burial ground of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. It was established in 1675 when the Quakers were being fiercely persecuted.

Because they rejected the authority of the church, they were denied churchyard burial. Instead they created burial grounds on private sites like this one. Between 1675 and 1854, 114 Quakers were laid to rest at Lowna.


Lovely tree archway on Thunder Head Hill.


The view west across the Farndale valley with Rudland Rigg on the horizon.


Church of St Mary, Church Houses.