Roseberry Common

The Public Bridleway between Hutton Lowcross and Aireyholmre Farm has recently been upgraded to allow easier access for the emergency vehicles of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team onto Roseberry Common. Two new gates have been installed and it looks to me like some work has also been done on the culvert to Bridle Gill which forms the historic boundary between the townships of  Pinchinthorpe and Newton townships. Previously there has always been a bit of a puddle here in winter.

The bridleway surface was regraded only a few years ago by the National Park and became known as the Yellow Brick Road on account of the obtrusive yellow aggregate used. I heard criticism by horse riders that the uncompacted surface caused problems when loose stones became trapped in the horses’ hooves. I’m no horseman but it seems that the surface has become smoother over time and has begun the process of blending in with its environment.


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