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ROSEDALE AREA an in depth history
Rosedale's long moorland valley follows the route of the river Severn. The valley formerly renowned for it's ironstone mining in the 12th - 19th Centuries, still has traces of the old mines which have managed to survive in the form of 16 arches, seen spectacularly from one side of the valley, known as the East mines.
The old railway track which took the ore north wards to Cleveland is now an excellent walk showing local scenery at it's best and contains many tumuli and relics. A substantial stretch of the track forms part of the Lyke Wake Walk.

Rosedale Chimney, Yorkshire's steepest highway, provides a 1 in 3 scenic drive, taking its name from a chimney, which until 1972 stood close to the top of the hill and formed part of the mines. A full days walking can be enjoyed round the valley on the old track bed to the East mines. Rosedale East Kilns

Rosedale is made up of three communities, the nearest, two miles away, being Rosedale Abbey, a small village built in the reign of Henry VII around the Cistercian Nunnery, founded in 1190, the remnants of which were used to construct the present day Victorian village church, which stands on the site of the original chapel.
Rosedale Hll Cottages
To the West of Rosedale lay Farndale and Bransdale. Farndale, famous for it's daffodils in the spring, is also one of the most beautiful Dales in the National Park. Bransdale, a remote valley with a wild charm of it's own, provides a distinct change of scenery, all within easy reach whether you prefer the rigors of hiking, or a more leisurely drive.

The area surrounding August Guest House hosts an abundance of wildlife and foliage. On moorland and in nearby pine forests. There are numerous nature trails, riverbanks, and roman roads, taking in many changes of scenery. An ideal place to take stunning photographs

The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway provides a scenic journey across 18 miles of beautiful countryside. For the more energetic there are swimming pools, riding, golf, and fishing.

The area offers many historic houses, Castles, Abbeys and Roman Camps. There are Folk Museums, Flamingo land Zoo and Pleasure Park, or a trip back to the 40's at Eden Camp, all just minutes away, situated between nearby market towns and unspoilt villages.

The City of York with it's magnificent Minster, historic buildings and cobbled streets, museums, races, river boats and journey back through time at the Viking Centre, together with excellent eating and entertainment facilities, provides a memorable visit.

For those requiring a trip to the coast, Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington are all within easy reach, also miles of sandy beaches and unspoilt coves and fishing villages. The towns themselves have numerous attractions for all ages.

Updated - Tuesday, 12th February 2019
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