The Hole of Horcum (the Saxon word means digs under your nose but above your lip) is a depression in northern England that locals believe dates from when Wade the Giant scooped up earth to throw at his wife who was nagging him.

Countless generations of young men wishing to work off restless energy have climbed down to explore this place of great natural beauty in an area known as the “Ups and Downs”. Water flows are steadily widening the once narrow valley mind the washaways.