Return to Hood Hill – another Hill of Odin?

  A previous post described the Altar Stone which used to stand on the top of Hood Hill near Sutton Bank, 5 miles to the east of Thirsk.   Local folklore records that the large block of stone was originally a Druid altar, which was dropped on the hill by the Devil, but unfortunately the […]

Roseberry Topping – the high altar of Odin ?

Beneath the shade the Northmen came,Fix’d on each vale a Runic name,Rear’d high their altar’s rugged stone,And gave their Gods the land they won.   The mountain like peak of Roseberry Topping is located 5 miles to the south east of Middlesborough, and forms part of the Cleveland Hills range running along the northern edge […]