Thursday, 15 August 2013

Rombalds Moor


I decided to explore another of the Stanza Stones poetry walks, to find poems engraved on rocks on the high Pennine watershed. (See here for the walk I did last year). This one was closer to home, up on the Rombalds Moor, on the watershed between the Aire Valley and the Wharfe valley. It was an overcast day but it's always exhilarating to be up high where the air feels so fresh. The purple heather is just coming into bloom, which adds to the beauty. The views are stunning up there. You can see as far as Harrogate.

The curious white blobs on the horizon look like huge golf balls. (Perhaps appropriately, as legend has it that a giant lived on these moors. Perhaps he played golf?) In fact, they are radomes at the RAF station at Menwith Hill, which is a communications intercept and missile early warning station, operated jointly between the UK and the USA military.

4 comments:

  1. I've always thought that Menwith Hill looks kind of spooky!

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  2. Oh, I'd like so much to be walking there!Kind of a "Baskerville dog" mood.. :o)

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  3. This is what I think of when I think of the Yorkshire Moors.

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