Round Hill, Urra Moor, Coast to Coast
Higher up, the ferns give way to heather, much of which has been cleared, and one can easily glimpse the grouse and their chicks wandering around, often strolling nonchalantly across the path. Even more easy to spot are the numbered grouse butts running in lines at frequent intervals.
On the path and near to the summit of Round Hill, is a cairn and just beyond this a wide path joins from the right. Following this would lead to the long, ancient earthwork at the foot of the moor above Seave Green.
Just here a prominent information plaque provides details of all the hazards that await walkers should they stray from the path (apart from the "getting shot" hazard). Amongst these are ticks that can cause limes disease and other illnesses, poisonous snakes (adders), and blanket bog.
At the top of Round Hill, about 60 yards from the path, is an ancient burial mound, Botton Howe and upon which is a trig cairn. There is a lot of evidence around these parts of Urra Moor's prehistoric background, barrows and standing stones with cup and ring markings. Two of the best known stones, sited beside the Coast to Coast path, are the Face Stone and the Hand Stone, ancient Boundary Stones, in which, respectively, the shape of a face and of a hand have been carved.
From Round Hill the Coast to Coast path continues to follow the Cleveland Way to Bloworth Crossing.
Coast to Coast
Cup and Ring Markings
Round Hill Trig Cairn atop Botton Howe
Face Stone on Round Hill
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.