North York Moors CAM

Sunday 23rd January 2000

Great Ayton


 

Great Ayton

Spacious greens, the River Leven and old stone cottages form the picturesque village of Great Ayton

 

River Leven

The River Leven after the recent heavy rain

 

James Cook's schoolhouse

Young James Cook (1728-1779) attended this schoolhouse in Great Ayton in 1736 and lived in the village until 1745.

 

Captain Cook memorial statue

Captain Cook became one of the world's most famous naval explorers, his voyages taking him to
Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific before he was killed by islanders in Hawaii in 1779

 

Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping, which lies about two miles north-east of Great Ayton, silhouetted against a cloudy sky

 


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