White Gill

In the Tabular Hills, limestone country in the southern half of the North York Moors and a view west over the Vale of Mowbray to the Yorkshire Dales, supposedly one of the “finest views in all of England”.  White Gill, the stream at the bottom of a deep valley with no name, and downstream, the village of Kepwick.

The view though is largely manmade. The Vale of Mowbray is prime agricultural land, a patchwork of fields growing barley, wheat and nitrogenous demanding grasses for silage. Even the slopes of heather in the foreground are managed to maximise the production of grouse.

 

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