At first light the Housecarls of Edwin and
Morcar move along the ditch to block the route to York.
At the same time, The Earls are leading out the local levies or Fyrd
to reinforce the two flanks
At Ricall, 7 miles (11
Kilometres) away, the Viking army is
setting out for the battlefield.
tide is flooding the beck so
the battle cannot start yet.
The map reflects the work done by the Battlefield Society to understand the landscape of 1066. (How
the area has changed)