North Yorkshire

View of Peak Alum Works
with High Peak Cottage
in the background.
A less well known part of the North Yorkshire Coast between Whitby and Scarborough. The National Trust own the coastline including the 585ft high cliffs. The Peak Alum Works is an important early industrial site where alum was extracted from the surrounding rocks. High Peak Cottage was the works' managers house and is a National Trust holiday cottage. (We stayed in it, very comfortable)

Interesting geology with shale and sandstone make for an incredible effect at the beach at the bottom of the cliffs.

View from the beach towards
Robin Hood's Bay

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Above photograph Andy Burnham (aburnham@easynet.co.uk)