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We stayed at YHA Dalby Forest. This is located at Locton village which was the starting point of 5.6 Mile Bridestone walk. The walk started from Lockton and then dropped into Stain Dale on the edge of Dalby Forest before entering in Bride Stones Moor and then Dovedale. The route took a climb up to the High Bride Stones and then crossed the valley to visit the Low Bride Stones. The walk back to Lockton provided magnificent views in all directions.
Dalby forest is part of North York Moor National forest in Pickering. These famous Bridestones are on Staindale Moor and are naturally formed sandstone rock formations that have been eroded over thousands of years, first created by glacier movement during the Ice Age.
The Pepperpot is the jewel in the Crown of bride stones, a huge head stands on a narrower base. As with all the stones the crown of the Pepperpot is slightly darker than the white stone beneath . There are lot of other stones which were individually named.
We returned back to our hostel in the afternoon and then again had to walk for couple of miles to a pub to get dinner.
Next morning we boiled some eggs procured from the local village for breakfast and then set out to Whitby . We reached Whitby during lunch time had some great fish -n -chips and then took famous steps to reach to our hostel. One of the most famous landmarks in Whitby are the 199 steps that lead up to St Mary’s church, also know as the ‘Church Steps’. The reasons for walking up the steps have differed over the years, but now they are used to capture one of the most beautiful views of Whitby you can achieve.