North York Moors CAM
Thursday 24th February 2000
Today's short walk: Hunley Hall Golf Club, Brotton - Warsett Hill
Aerial view of Brotton - c. 1982 (looking north)
Brotton is an ex-mining village and in 1874 there were five local ironstone mines in operation. Warsett Hill can be seen in the top right of the photo about half a mile north-east of the village. The railway line running from the bottom right to top centre is part of the Saltburn to Cleveland Potash mineral line. It carries on round the top of Hunt Cliff and was once part of one of the most picturesque rail routes in the country, carrying excited holidaymakers from Saltburn to Whitby, until a certain Dr Beeching spoiled all the fun in 1963 by closing down the line to passenger trains
Our short walk today starts at Hunley Hall Golf Club, Brotton
The golf course enjoys a dramatic location on the eastern side of Warsett Hill . . .
. . . with spectacular views of Boulby Cliffs beyond Skinningrove Steelworks
We follow a farm track north for about half a mile . . .
. . . as the train passes by on its way to the Cleveland Potash Mine at Boulby - Skinningrove Jetty also comes into view
Soon we see the trig point on the crest of Warsett Hill (166m) - our destination . . .
. . . and here's the view west from the top - Saltburn can be seen (left centre) and beyond are the chemical plants of ICI, Wilton
Another view of Saltburn and industrial Teesside
Looking north-west up the coast towards Teesmouth with the top of Hunt Cliff prominent (right centre)
Another view of Boulby and Hummersea Cliffs on our way back
Warsett Hill from Saltburn Lane on the return journey home
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