Other than the nice view, I’m not totally convinced the benefit of this bench by the old railway track a good distance away from any of the actual ironstone mining sites. Personally I think the money would have been better spent on consolidation work at any of the three sets of calcining kilns that are crumbling away.
Hopefully the poem and reliefs of miners popping out of the top of Rosedale Chimney are by school children too.
Keld Hole is an attractive waterfall falling over much the same geology as the nearly one at Roxby Mill
It probably doesnt get many visitors as its below the footpath and difficult to approach.
Until recently this post was hidden in heavy undergrowth, but it looks like the area is being cleared and the post has already taken some heavy damage.
I suspect the site is about to be completely lost, so visit soon if you want to see it. The inside of the post is currently accessible but its wet and not in great condition
Scaling Dam is unmissable, it was built in 1958 and apparently decomission in 1995 (which was news to me)
A short distance away in Scaling is the Filter House, which still looked like it was maintained by Northumbria Water despite being a little tatty.An aerial view shows a number of overgrown settling ponds to the west.
My second abandoned mill of the day, in a beautiful but I imagine rarely visited setting. The walls of the buildings are still standing to a fair height and a set of steps is very prominent.
The mill is located next to an impressive waterfall.
I cannot find any old images of mill, although it was painted by John Syer in the 1800s
It seems unusual for a tree to be shown on early Ordnance Survey maps, but this one was allegedly the home of a witch/healer/fortune teller.
I located the postion of the old photograph but the tree is long gone. A full description can be found on the East Cleveland Image Archive.
This mine operated for a short period of time by J. Foster and Son between 1878 and 1881. Its remote locations and lack of rail link probably contributed to its short life.
This solidly built shaft still remains in the modern plantation.
At the top of Heygate Bank overlooking Rosedale is one of the latest additions to the crosses of the North Yorkshire Moors, erected in 2000
A cutting for a tramway can be traced from the Rosedale East Mines to North Dale where theres a great deal of disturbed ground from the quarrying of ironstone.
A deep cutting also marks the position where the tramway must have gone under the road.