Lying at the highest point
in the North Yorkshire Moors close to Rosedale
Abbey, this is a sumptuous area of heather
moorland punctuated by a number of ancient
monastic crosses. There’s only one public
house - The Blakey Inn - but it is one of the
remotest in Britain.
From here (clutching a pint of real ale) you can spot the grave of a Bronze Age chieftain and a Neolithic burial mound. The pub is also on the Coast-to-Coast walk.