Millstones, Birkdale Common, Coast to Coast
This is part of the east-west gritstone plateau that runs north and south of Swaledale, and which converge at the dale's head. Birkdale Common is managed for grouse shooting purposes, and there is a shooting box just a mile from Millstones, on the Coast to Coast path near to where Ney Gill springs. There are lines of grouse butts between the shooting box and Ney Gill.
Millstones is one of the drier areas of Birkdale Common and it is not uncommon to see people picnicking there during the barmy summer months.
Cairn at Millstones
Satellite image of Millstones
Approaching Millstones on the Coast to Coast
More evidence of Millstone Grit on the path
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.