The distinctive round hill rises from the River Ure flood plain below, with a crown of trees. The hill is really a drumlin, a perfect half-buried egg shape formed by a moving glacier.
The Scots pine trees which top the hill were planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Look closer and you'll also see there's a tumbledown wall around the hill. Was this just a fanciful endeavour by a landowner to clear the surrounding land? Why did the trees need to be fenced in? According to local stories, the wall was built thanks to the Normans and the last Russian Czar...
"Curiouser and curiouser", I hear you say. And actually you'd be right - there's a rabbit connection too.
We can thank the Normans for bringing rabbits to Yorkshire, where they were bred for food and fur. Silver-haired rabbits were particularly prized for their fur. It's said that local game dealer Frank Sayer-Graham (who was responsible for the building of Aysgarth Rock Garden) made a good living from breeding and selling silver-haired rabbits to line car coats. He may even have supplied the last Czar of Russia with rabbit furs.
The rabbits were bred and kept within a walled warren at the top of Lady Hill. The high wall prevented wild rabbits from interbreeding with the silver-haired ones and it was easier to catch rabbits from within a relatively small walled enclosure. The furs were probably carried off to eager buyers via the nearby Wensleydale Railway.
Both images are by Guy Carpenter, Gullwing Photography - it's good to see a different view of Lady Hall than the usual roadside image.