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Walk up Church Lane on the east side of Swainby High Street and climb Castle Bank to the remains of Whorlton Castle. The site utilized the steep bank of the Swainby glacial channel as its main defence to the north in medieval times. The bank is now subject to several small landslips in the drift and underlying shales of the basal beds of the early Jurassic Redcar Mudstone Formation. From this vantage point, the Swainby and Carr Beck spillway, which formed a major avenue for meltwater around the northwest corner of the Cleveland Hills, is clearly seen.
 
Walk up Church Lane on the east side of Swainby High Street and climb Castle Bank to the remains of Whorlton Castle. The site utilized the steep bank of the Swainby glacial channel as its main defence to the north in medieval times. The bank is now subject to several small landslips in the drift and underlying shales of the basal beds of the early Jurassic Redcar Mudstone Formation. From this vantage point, the Swainby and Carr Beck spillway, which formed a major avenue for meltwater around the northwest corner of the Cleveland Hills, is clearly seen.
  
Walk to the Holy Cross Church where Roman pottery has been discovered and take the path north where the road turns at right angles. Follow the path down across the channel and the main A172 Stokesley road to Potto Hill Farm [NZ 4805 0309]. From here another spillway can be viewed parallel with the Swainby spillway in its easterly section. It unites with the Swainby spillway near Gorselands [NZ 486 034]. However at Potto Hill Farm it swings northwestwards, eventually joining the alluvium of Potto Beck. Turn left at Potto Hill Farm and walk westwards on the Gold Hill loop road which enables a 2 km circular return to Swainby.
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Walk to the Holy Cross Church where Roman pottery has been discovered and take the path north where the road turns at right angles. Follow the path down across the channel and the main A172 Stokesley road to Potto Hill Farm [NZ 4805 0309]. From here another spillway can be viewed parallel with the Swainby spillway in its easterly section. It unites with the Swainby spillway near Gorselands [NZ 486 034]. However at Potto Hill Farm it swings northwestwards, eventually joining the alluvium of Potto Beck. Turn left at Potto Hill Farm and walk westwards on the Gold Hill loop road which enables a 2 km circular return to Swainby.
  
The Swainby area contains many glacial '''erratics'''. The most striking are those derived from the Shap Granite in Cumbria. Large examples, up to 1 m in length, are present at locations [NZ 4675 0128], [NZ 4587 0114] and adjacent to the main road at [NZ 4663 0199]. A '''basaltic''' erratic occurs near Arncliffe All Saints Church [NZ 4523 0031], derived from either the Whin Sill or the Cleveland '''Dyke'''.
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The Swainby area contains many glacial erratics. The most striking are those derived from the Shap Granite in Cumbria. Large examples, up tot m in length, are present at locations [NZ 4675 0128], [NZ 4587 0114] and adjacent to the main road at [NZ 4663 0199]. A basaltic erratic occurs near Arncliffe All Saints Church [NZ 4523 0031], derived from either the Whin Sill or the Cleveland Dyke.
  
 
== [[Yorkshire rocks and landscape: a field guide#Glossary|Glossary]] ==
 
== [[Yorkshire rocks and landscape: a field guide#Glossary|Glossary]] ==

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