No words neededSeptember 24, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C
Yorkshire is beautiful. I thought Norfolk was beautiful, and it is but Yorkshire so much more.
I started with a look around Goathland, it gives a nod to Aidensfield without being too touristy.
I happened upon Grosmont while the steam train was there. It is one of four stations on the Pickering - Whitby line. The other is Goathland, I forgot about it so will check it out tomorrow.
Each of the stations has been renovated to reflect a distinct time period. Grosmont is set in the 1950s.
From there I went to the Wheeldale Roman rd.
I went by a rather convoluted route, going yo Cropton only to do a loop. I had lunch while I was there. I've learnt to stop at the first pub I see after 12 in order to find lunch.
The roman road was a bit underwhelming but the route there was glorious.
I then went to Hutton le Hole which houses the Ryedale folk museum. This was fantastic, it contains houses from various eras throughout England's history all the way back to the Iron Age. The village itself is also very picturesque.
Next onto Rieveleux Abbey. The ruins consist of all the buildings, the church, cloisters, chapter house, day room and more. The audio guide was very informative. I was there late in the day and the light was great.
I made my way to Sutton bank but by that time the visitor centre was closed (I was hoping it would be open until 6pm).
Last stop was to be the RAF Danby Beacon. By now my GPS had had enough and found the shortest possible route. This included some pretty dubious lanes and what I would call a track. There was no turning around so I was committed. At 6:45 I came acrods the Lion Inn and decided to call it quits. I'm having tea here and then will head back to Goathland.
I've seen plenty of wildlife. Yesterday a small deer ran out in front of the car in front of me.
Lots of what I think are grouse, a rabbit, a squirrel and what I assume was a hare, it was the size of a dog.
I could have spent the day just driving across the moors and I would have been just as happy.
Shop at Goathland
Steam train at Grosmont
Crofter's cottage at Ryedale folk museum
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