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Great Ayton

Great Ayton, TS9 6BW

Explore the beautiful village of Great Ayton, childhood home of Captain James Cook, in this digital treasure trail

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This treasure trail begins at the High Green in Great Ayton, located on the high street.

There are several free car parks and various on-street parking available in the village.
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Village High Green
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Head to Great Ayton's village green and search for an information board titled 'High Green'.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

What was the name of the corrugated iron building that once stood on the site of the car park nearby? (three words)
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The Soldier
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Walk along the High Green, keeping the road to your right, and search for a statue of a soldier.
How many men and women from Great Ayton risked their lives for freedom during the First World War?
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Welcome to Great Ayton
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Carefully cross the high street and look close by for a faded information board titled 'Welcome to Great Ayton'.
To the east of Great Ayton is a footpath leading to Roseberry Topping and which farm? (two words)
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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
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Continue along the high street and look close by for a plaque on the wall of the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum.
What was the name of the Whitby ship owner who gave James Cook a role as an apprentice in 1745?
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Waterfall Park
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Carefully cross the high street once more, then cross a small footbridge over the River Leven. Look for an information board titled 'Waterfall Park'.
What is the name of the footbridge that you've just crossed? (two words)
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Through The Gate
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Continue through Waterfall Park and look for a circular sign as part of a metal swing gate.
What event in 2002 is remembered by this sign, provided by the Great Ayton Rotary club? (two words)
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Public Footpaths
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Head through the gate, up the stone steps, and walk diagonally across the undulating field until you reach another gate in the far corner.
What is the name of the volunteer group who carry out improvements across North Yorkshire? (two words)
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Cook's Cottage
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Follow the path between the fence and the footpath in a straight line (it can be a bit of a squeeze) until it ends at a road. Turn right and follow the path by the road until you see a stone obelisk in a small fenced park.
In which year was Captain Cook's Cottage moved to Melbourne, Australia (in Victoria's centenary year)?
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A Mysterious Inn
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Before you leave this small park look for another information board featuring a photo of a Sluice Gate in front of Grange Mill.
Until Low Mill was built the mill race (tail race) flowed underneath Ivy Cottage, which may have actually been a mysterious inn. What was the name of the inn? (three words)
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Low Green
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Exit the garden and carefully follow the road leading away from the plaque-side of the obelisk. Turn right where the roads form a small triangular island. At the main road (by a pub) the next information board you seek can be seen across the river, use the footbridge to your right to head around.
Ayton Hall became the retirement home of William Wilson, a celebrated Commodore of which well known company? (three words)
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Baxter Cottage
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Head back towards the footbridge you recently crossed and look for the Grade-II listed Baxter Cottage.
Which two names are engraved on the lintel above the door, along with '1730' (the year of construction)?
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Captain Cook Heritage Trail
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Walk past Baxter Cottage then turn left onto the small lane. Look for a plaque by the entrance to the graveyard and church grounds.
The Captain Cook Heritage Trail traces James Cooks life from Marton to where?
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All Saints Church
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Head through the gate into the grounds of the picturesque All Saints church.
What year can be found on the square sundial above the main entrance to the church?
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The Latin phrase "Horas non numero nisi serenas" means "I count the bright hours only".

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A Former Chapel
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Exit the church grounds and head back along the lane to the main road. Turn left then carefully cross the road at the junction. Follow the road keeping the River Leven to your right.
Which year can be seen above the doorway of the former chapel that sits by the riverside.
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The Village Club
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Follow the small lane by the left of the former chapel until you return to the high street. Carefully cross the road and walk along the path until it elevates higher than the road level, then look for a building with 'The Village Club 1915' engraved above the door
Which two words can be found more clearly signed to the right of the main arched doorway?
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Whitbread Bridge, Again
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Head back slightly then carefully cross the high street to the riverside. Look for a small plaque at the entrance to the Whitbread footbridge.
This bridge was presented by George Whitbread as a memorial to five soldiers who lost their loves during the First World War. By which company was George employed as an 'Under-Manager'?
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Victorian Urinals
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Cross the footbridge once more and re-enter Waterfall Park. Look for a old-fashioned metal structure painted red.
This is the last remaining Victorian urinal in the village. How many were there originally?
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Along The River
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Continue through Waterfall Park, exiting via the same metal gate you used earlier. This time take the left-most footpath that follows the river. After a short distance you'll reach another metal swing gate.
Which 4 letters can be seen above 'AD 2000' on the post of the swing gate?
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The Beautiful Game
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Continue through the gate following the path alongside a cricket field. After you pass the Great Ayton Cricket Club building turn left through a gap in the hedge and look for the Football Club building.
Which year can be associated with the letters A.O.S.A?
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Did you know that A.O.S.A stands for Ayton Old Scholars’ Association.

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Storage Fields
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Face the Football Club building and turn right, continuing along the path. After a short distance you will find a warning sign. Always pay attention to warning signs and information while playing Huntee.
The fields ahead are occasionally used as a storage area for what? (one word)
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Memorial Oak Tree
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Follow the path. Before long it will turn right and follow the river, then keep an eye out for a young oak tree to the right of the footpath.
The oak tree is a beautiful and lasting memorial to Beryl and Jim. What is the family / surname of these loving parents?
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Traditional Footbridge
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Follow the path through a wooden swing gate (ignore the steps to your right) and continue to a picturesque footbridge.
How many wooden panels make up the floor / path of the bridge?
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Mansion & Manors
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Cross the bridge and follow the path through the field, passing the bowls club on your left. Exit via the wooden swing gate and look for the ornate gates opposite.
What is the name of the closest manor house, just opposite the wooden swing gate? The name can be seen clearly on the gates from the road.
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Joiner & Undertaker
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Carefully follow the road leftwards after exiting the wooden swing gate, walk past Leven Court, and join the footpath when it forms. Shortly beyond a small roundabout look high on the sandstone building opposite for a large old-fashioned black and white sign.
What is the family / surname of the father and son who one operated their 'joiners and undertakers' business from these premises? (one word)
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The building has been converted for residential use. The building and sign are listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

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Back to the High Green
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Continue along the path until it ends at a T-junction, then turn left and return to the High Green. Look for a bench near an old-fashioned water pump.
Which two words for part of the metal-back of the bench?
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Yatton House is a Great Ayton-based charity that is "committed to developing the individual with a learning/physical disability by initiating and organising activities aimed at maximising individual progression."

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Most Famous Resident
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Head across the green to the statue of Captain James Cook that stands near the First World War soldier you passed earlier on this trail.
In which year did James Cook leave Great Ayton?
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James Cook left his family home in Great Ayton and traveled to Whitby, beginning his naval career as an apprentice to a ship owner.

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