Low Bridestones, Sleights Moor, Coast to Coast

Walking the Coast to Coast path after leaving Grosmont village, we climbed a steep uphill road to Sleights Moor. This was no ordinary moor. Almost immediately upon crossing the cattle grid marking the beginning of the moor, a rough track can be observed leading off to the right across the heather. This is the route to use for a visit to the Low Bride Stones, only 400 yards distant, and becoming visible after only a score of paces.

The track itself leads along the moorland boundary rather than to the Bridestones, so it is necessary, once you have sighted them, to ramble off the track. It is amazing to see the stones standing, considering the ground upon which they stand which is quite marshy. We visited on a dry day but still managed to find plenty of water to soak our feet.

The stones date from the Bronze Age, and their placing suggests that they form a row, or even a double row or possibly a boundary. They are only a couple of feet in height. When observed from the higher contour of the immediate moorland there is a wonderful backdrop to Grosmont and beyond. We were blessed with a brilliant westering sun, sinking rapidly as spectral fingered mist trailed slowly upwards from the River Esk on its passage between Limber Hill and East Arncliffe Woods.
Bronze Age Stone Circle
Coast to Coast Walk
Low Bride Stones
Limestone Pavement
Sleights Moor

Low Bridestones

Low Bridestones

One of the larger Low Bridestones

Low Bridestones
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