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Great Fryup Dale from Oakley Walls

By phil99
Many thanks for the awards on my last upload of Saltburn Sunset and given by mikesmith,pamelajean and TrevBatWCC. This was taken last week with more heather on the North Yorkshire Moors. Fryup is a hamlet in North Yorkshire in England. It is in the civil parish of Danby and is located alongside Great Fryup Beck in the Great Fryup Dale. It may be found at grid reference NZ720046.

Fryup is separated into two small valleys or 'dales' these are called, Great Fryup Dale and Little Fryup Dale. Most people live in Great Fryup Dale, with Little Fryup only having 8 or 9 farms and cottages. Great Fryup doesn't have any shops or even a pub, there is a phone box, post box and Village hall. There is also a local cricket pitch and Quoits pitch.

An old woman at Fryup was well known locally for keeping the “Mark’s e’en watch” (24 April), as she lived alongside a corpse road known as the “Old Hell Road”. In this, a village seer would hold a vigil between 11 pm and 1 am, in order to look for the wraiths of those who would die in the following 12-month period.

The curious name of Fryup probably comes from the Old English *Frige-hop: Frige was an Anglo-Saxon goddess cognate with the Old Norse goddess Frigg; hop denoted a small valley. Oakley Walls, Esk Valley, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England: Oakley Walls is stretch of road, between Danby and Lealholm, high above the River Esk Valley, from which you get excellent views across to Fryup Dale. There are lots of places to safely pull off the road for a picnic and a good starting point for a lovely short walk in the North York Moors National Park. The wild moorland of the sheep and purple heather overlaps with the farmland of the Esk Valley
Many thanks for recent clicks and comments .All very much appreciated......Phil

Tags: Evening Heather North yorkshire moors Landscape and travel Great Fryup Dale Nr Whitby

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2 Sep 2012 3:46PM
Beautiful composition, love the light

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Sep 2012 3:55PM
Simply glorious, Phil, what a wonderful carpet of heather in the foreground, a grand composition. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Sep 2012 3:57PM
A wonderful view up the valley, Phil.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 4:30PM
Fabulous view, and what a great and detailed intro!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 5:02PM
Good light Phil and shows a lovely view
jeronius 9 1 1 England
2 Sep 2012 7:51PM
Stunning photo Phil and beautifully composed.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Sep 2012 2:44AM
Gorgeous landscape, wonderful colours!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Sep 2012 11:32AM
A lovely bit of countryside and beautifully captured Phil Wink
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