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Name:Yearsley Cross
Hill number:5345
Height:174m / 571ft
Parent (Ma):2831  Cringle Moor - Drake Howe
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Goole), Catchment Boundaries, Ouse (York)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SE 58818 74473
Summit feature:road verge by covered reservoir
Col:68m  SE550777  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 102 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in reservoir entrance and stood on high point tending to SW side of road opposite reservoir. Did look in field to SW and possible looked as high so walked to cross roads, turned left down Well Lane then left again on PROW through Clarence House Farm. This brought me to other side of field opposite reservoir which I crossed back to the van. From this direction field is clearly lower with HP other side of hedge.SteveSmith06/12/2019
A short walk along the verge after visiting Shandy Hall in Coxswold: highly recommended for the outstanding and very interesting talk about Laurence Sterne, but only open 2:30 - 4:30 pm Wednesdays and Sundayís.Nick Down128/08/2019
Probably did this one Easter 2009, definitely have now!tim74729/01/2019
As with Tim747, probably did it Easter 2009 but made sure now!CreakingHiker29/01/2019
Out of car to walk roadside verges, then to nearest wood for a dog walk, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL26/01/2019
Parked on verge for lunch... enough saidN.Morters25/10/2018
HEMA Amateur Radio Activation. If able to, itís better to visit by foot or bicycle, otherwise there is little sense of achievement! Plenty of footpaths and forest walks nearby and some nice views from the summit next to the reservoir.G0DEB55916/08/2018
Another easy tick. Just my sort of summit.Newton Maximus20/07/2018
Seeing as it was gone eleven that I arrived, the nearby bus shelter was very well placed for that night's doss.Alex C17/04/2018
Roadside HP. Had a wander round to bag the 3 trigs on and around the covered resr. I couldn't possibly admit to accessing the compound - but if I did, it would have been up and over the easy main gates, it was a quiet Sunday morning and not a soul was stirring!jonglew11/03/2018
Underwhelming. Parked at gate and bagged indistinct snowy ground next to high secure fence. Refurbishment work ongoing inside but no one there today. Interesting skies- bight aquamarine strip beneath with cloud.Denise 02/12/2017
Nice skies.RichardM02/12/2017
Easy parking on wide verge by gates to covered reservoir. Got out of car & walked 20yd SE along grass verge, crossed road & walked back 20yd along opposite verge which appears to be slightly higher. (S)gerrybowes02/09/2017
With K en route from Sheffield to Robin Hood's Bay.Ashley18/03/2017
In the dark, after Black Hambleton.PGCE04/11/2016
a pleasent walk from Crayke, Crayke Hill, The Mount, Yearsley Cross, Craykejoseph mitchell17/10/2016
5/9 Fifth of Nine (Gragareth/Green Hill/Great Coumb/Crag Hill/Yearsley Cross/Danby Hill Moor/Gisborough Moor/Quarry Hill/Boy Hill)Fergalh25/06/2016
A brief walk around the compound to justify this one.JohnStoneham17/04/2016
Alfie stayed in the van as I walked up and down outside the padlocked reservoir compound.Dangerous Dave14/04/2016
Parked by reservoir, quick bag.rhalstead28/03/2016
Claire would have been appalled, except that I failed to tell her that this is a hill and I don't think she realised. She was slightly confused by my getting out of the car while she turned it around.Pete R24/11/2015
Jen was also as excited as Liz for this one. Water enclosure impressively guarded now. Sealing off old trig location for the ladder-less.nordicstar29/07/2015
I found myself with nothing special to do in York so came and bagged this top which is, errmmm, nothing special.clivevilla28/07/2015
Liz was appalled that she'd had to detour for this.jimbloomer08/07/2015
With Ali Beck and only a second outing for my 'Portatrig' of Ben Vane fame, specifically for a photo call. Appropriate as Yearsley used to have a trig.vegibagger20/05/2015
Easy visit to verge prior to exciting descent of Sutton Bank on road covered in snow and ice.catman18/01/2015
Parked at road bend south of Ampleforth at SE 58458 78265 near recreation area. Took track south by fields to wood, by bridge over river and up to fish pond on the abbey's estate. Then followed path on its east side and track through forest up to a pool. Then up to forest road WSW to road, then south-east to summit on road next to resrrvoir just south of crossroads. Returned the same way. Done while on retreat at Ampleforth Abbey.Man of Kernow121/06/2014
Field with horses. Active very visible on wall on other side of road.arranc20/04/2014
Verge by covered reservoir RHW02/02/2013
Ampleforth - Easingwold.Smudge03/11/2012
Very pleasant drive to the top with Liz, followed by a cream tea at Nunnington Hall nearby. It doesn't always have to be strenuous...DanHolme28/08/2012
On way to Claire and Steve's wedding. Not a lot else to say about this one!simon and co19/07/2012
With Duli. I thought she'd like this one as she moans about climbing big hills. She moaned that it was completely pointless. I can't win. Might be time for a new girlfriend.Wycombe Wanderer12/05/2012
Trig Pillar long gone and replaced by modern Active Station.TomL14/10/2011
Road verge near reservoir. Combined with a walk around Yeardsley Moor from the top.PaulH19/09/2011
Near crossroads, summit reservoir.Aye Jimmy14/08/2011
Got lost in woods!outdoorgirl28/07/2011
Nothing to recommend it - quiet I suppose.destaylor14/07/2011
No sign of trig, and sturdy fence has been erected. Had a walk around the fence and took the highest point to be near the locked gate.The Team05/03/2011
Parked beside res. No trig. Highest point seemed to be on the road verge.chrisbien04/03/2011
There is some redevelopment work going on at the resevoir and it looks like a surdy fence is going to be installed. I was lucky today was the temporary fence proved less challenging.Father Ted23/01/2011
could not find the trig, think the reservoir extension has been built where it used to be.DARRENG18/09/2010
Dry and clear, also visited mast in Martin's Plantation. Trig missing.Dugswell201/08/2010
Drove across junction.dhbond26/02/2009
Part of 13 mile run from Yearsley, over to Amplethorpe College.stever29/05/2007
date is eatimate. I've cycled it a few times.IanHHill20/03/2007
Walked down the road from the village to the YW Yearsley Reservoir and Pumping Station. No sign of the former triangulation pillar (S2444). yorkie23/11/2003
Clem bagging afternoon after orinteering badge event at Knapton & Scardale Wood (3/9 on M40L -a good run for me - covered in sticky buds at one point)Chris Pearson23/03/2003
rdside,. resr compound, E verge S of x-rds RHW29/09/2002
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Tony S10/07/2016
Colin Crawford17/04/2013
Alan Caine04/04/2013
Campbell Singer03/03/2013
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