Rosedale - North York Moors
Rosedale is a valley located almost in the centre of the North York Moors and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful moorland in England. Today Rosedale only has a very small number of people involved in farming. The vast majority of homes are bought as second homes and as such the permanent local population has been significantly reduced. In the late 19th century, the valley quickly became a major centre for iron ore extraction. This led to the construction of what is now the only village - Rosedale Abbey, built round the site of a former Cistercian Priory.
From North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland