That's a good one 4WD. I'm slightly surprised that all the houses/farms up at the top of the dale look inhabited: I had a memory of some that looked abandoned from the line of the old railway up at the top, but memories can be wrong!
At the top of our dale the 'Esklets' are the fork to the left (south-ish) and it opens out again into a reasonable patch of land which had a working farm until the 1950s. It always was an isolated spot but the problems seemed more serious when horses were phased out and electricity and telephones bacame almost indispensable. The farmhouse stood empty for about 25 years but inevitably the rough weather started to make it unsafe so the Moor owner/estate demolished it in the late 70s.
With hindsight they might now have made a quite desirable tucked away place, although the road access is still very difficult - by the old line from Blakey Junction (eek winter)
The slate roof house was empty for 30 years and roofless for 10 - but is now inhabited again and 'just' save from pile of rubble fate. The buildings are mostly in a sorry state. The two farms up there are fully working and doing pretty well with land further away and next generation poised to take over.
Closer to my start point the tiled roof house was sold last year for well over £700,000. It has about 25 acres so quite desirable small holding. The previous owner was a builder and it's immaculate inside and out. One of the barns is this stunning holiday let www.swallowholidaycottage.com/
It was a bit late for this - well sun had not set but some cloud came over and it suddenly went dull - but still a bit different viewpoint. It's funny but increasingly think that one of the most effective shots is the simplest - rising straight up. It's the way the elevated view is *revealed* I think.