Cringle Moor

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Cringle Moor
Cleveland Way onto Cringle Moor.jpg
Cringle Moor seen from the east
Highest point
Elevation434 m (1,424 ft)
Prominence175 m (574 ft)
LocationNorth York Moors, England
OS gridNZ537029
Topo mapOS Landranger 93

Cringle Moor (also known as Cranimoor),[1] at 432 m (1,417 ft),[2] is the third highest hill in the North York Moors, England, and the highest point west of Clay Bank.

The hill is crossed by the Cleveland Way National Trail[3] and is a part of Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, which also passes over the neighbouring tops of Cold Moor, Carlton Moor, Live Moor and Hasty Bank — a section of the walk which Alfred Wainwright described as "one of the finest". It is also part of the Lyke Wake Walk.[4]

Just to the west of the summit is the burial mound of 'Drake Howe (Howe is an Old Norse word meaning burial mound).[5] This is a Bronze Age burial mound that is now a scheduled ancient monument.[6]



  1. ^ Elgee, Frank (1912). The Moorlands of North-Eastern Yorkshire: their natural history and origin. London: A Brown & Sons. p. 234. OCLC 776748510.
  2. ^ "OL26" (Map). North York Moors - Western area. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319242650.
  3. ^ Dillon, Paddy (2005). The North York Moors (2 ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-85284-448-6.
  4. ^ Wills, Dixe (30 August 2012). "Boots, anorak, coffin … the Yorkshire walk with a difference". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ Reid, Mark. "Cringle Moor from Lord Stones' Cafe - Dalesman". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Round barrow at Drake Howe (1010531)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 November 2017.

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Coordinates: 54°25′07″N 1°10′26″W / 54.41871°N 1.17397°W / 54.41871; -1.17397