Blakey Topping - North York Moors
The conical hill of Blakey Topping looks strangely out of place in the landscape - how did it get here? Local legend has it that it was formed from a handful of earth thrown by the giant Wade during an argument with his wife, Bell. He scooped out the earth, forming the nearby Hole of Horcum, and the handful landed here almost a mile away. In reality, Blakey Topping was once part of the Tabular Hills - the distinctive flat topped ‘table- topped’ hills that form the southern edge of the North York Moors. Its slopes have been gradually worn away by water action over many thousands of years.
From North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland