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The blue remembered hills


This is the expansive view over Ryedale towards the Howardian Hills near Castle Howard and Malton.
We used to live near this spot as children and spent many hours roaming for miles - it's still  pleasant walk for a warm summer evening.

Geologically the scene is interesting, the steeply wooded slopes mid-distance re where streams have cut through a Limestone ridge to flow south from the North York Moors into what was once Lake Pickering.
Now mostly good farmland the low-lying area could not drain to the North Sea which was then a mass of ice from Scandinavia.
The Derwent starts near the coast but was diverted inland by Ice and  glacial debris; it is still flows inland towards Malton and York, eventually reaching the sea at Hull.

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  • Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot S100
  • Focal Length 26 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/50
  • f Aperture f/5.9
  • ISO Speed 100

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Fascinating, is that the Wolds in the distance? If so then I'm guessing my house is somewhere between you and the Wolds in this picture. 

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It's quite hard to be sure without good binoculars, I think the low hills are where the B1257 road runs from Malton towards Helmsley. 
So Castle Howard(ish) is just over the skyline.

It's taken from a grassy track through fields on high ground between Hutton-le-Hole and Appleton-le-Moors.

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Yes your right, it's looking over towards Hovingham/Slingsby area. Directly north to south on the attached picture. image.png

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