I recently found a bag of photographs that I thought were lost. Amongst the photographs were a few that I took in 2003 after a devastating fire swept across Fylingdales Moor. The fire burned off the peat deposits along with dense heather and bracken cover and in the process gave us a brief look at the prehistoric landscape that potentially exists beneath many of our moorlands.
The fire revealed a wealth of archaeology on the moor ranging from prehistory to the Second World War. If you are interested in finding out more I’d recommend seeking out Local Archaeologist Blaise Vyner’s excellent booklet, Fylingdales Wildfire and Archaeology. 2007. Published by North Yorkshire National Park.
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Doesn’t seem like 20 years ago does it?
The sheer number of carved rocks exposed by the fire was a rare thing to see, and i did hope the scale of it might provide an insight into the purpose of the carvings. But i could not fathom it, and i don’t think anyone is really any the wiser 20 years later.