The Solitary Rambler

REMNANTS OF ROSEDALE
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Filmed 11th September 2015
Post-production completed 21st December 2015
Running time 20 minutes
Synopsis
 
Whilst touring the North York Moors I visit the lovely valley of Rosedale . My walk takes me from the village of Rosedale Abbey along the banks of the River Seven before climbing up to follow the route of an old mining railway from where the views of Rosedale and beyond are spectacular…..
Locations
 
Filmed in the North York Moors in the county of North Yorkshire . Locations include Rosedale Abbey , Hill Cottages and the course of the dismantled ironstone railway .
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Background and production details
 
My stay in Whitby at the beginning of September 2015 came to an end on Friday 11th. I was returning home at the end of that day, but wanted to make another film in the North York Moors before heading home. I had purchased a book on the North York Moors that contained 30 walks, so as I was unfamiliar with the area I felt this was the best way for me to discover it. I had already followed one walk from this book, which I had filmed two days earlier, Goathland and Mallyan Spout , so this time I chose a circular walk in and around Rosedale Abbey .
 
Arriving in Rosedale Abbey I began to film around the village and then started the walk which followed the valley of the River Seven . There were various great shots to be filmed along here as I made my way towards Hill Cottages. Reaching this hamlet I followed Daleside Road for a short distance until just beyond Ebenezer Methodist Church I turned off along a path back towards the river. From here I captured some great shots of the remains of iron workings on the hillside above.
 
Crossing the river I climbed up the other side to the wilder landscape until I eventually reached the top. Here I was on the track following the course of the ironstone railway , which was a fantastic walk along the ridge for 2-3 miles or so. Along here I filmed many wonderful scenes of the surrounding countryside and spectacular views. I eventually dropped back down to Rosedale Abbey where I completed the day’s filming after a few shots in front of the village green and Abbey Stores . I wanted to grab a bite to eat, so after a bit of a drive I found myself in Thirsk , where I stopped at the local chippy before driving back home.
 
Towards the end of December 2015, when I finally managed to begin work on editing “Remnants of Rosedale”, I wanted to incorporate my new North York Moors song “Purple Moors” as part of the musical soundtrack, but make it sound different to how it had been used in “ Good Land of Goathland ”. I came up with a slightly slower, instrumental version of the song, which in some ways I preferred to the “Goathland” version.  
 
 
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