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Farndale East

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  • Day32

    No words needed

    September 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
    Rieveleux Abbey
    Another view
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  • Day22

    More Moor

    June 19, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    And there will will be more moor tomorrow.

    We retraced our steps from Chop Gate back up to the moors, and headed up to the Wain Stones, then down again and up again to Urra Moor. We saw lots of grouse with little chicks as we crossed the moors today. We also passed old boundary markers, one with a hand carved on it and another with a face.
    We came up onto the former Rosedale Ironstone Railway, that used to serve iron mines 150 years ago. It’s now a level gravel track that we followed for about 7 kilometres. The track curves around the High Blakey Moor to the Lion Inn, our destination for the day. It suddenly appeared in front of us then disappeared as the track curved, then we took a little track up through a paddock and there it was again. And a road and cars in the car park, funny to see after a day on the moors

    The Lion Inn is the 4th highest Inn in Britain. It’s about 500 years old, all dark beams and low ceilings. Luckily the plumbing had been upgraded since then and our little attic room had a wonderful bath. No point in a shower, you’d hit your head on the ceiling.
    Only 2 days to go, the excitement is building!
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  • Day17

    Day 13 - to Glaisdale via Lion Inn

    July 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Walked along Blakey Ridge (watching an aerobatics display along the way) to get to the Lion Inn - 4th highest pub in England, dating back nearly 500 years. You wouldn't get that from the outside, but inside was a different story - great place. The Canadian crew we had been bumping into for the last 4 days were stopping here.

    Continued on through Glaisdale Moor to Glaisdale, where we found our accomodation (Greenhowe B&B) and collapsed on their plush front lawn. Ruth bought drinks out to us.

    Yet another great walk followed by a great meal in a local pub (the Arncliffe Arms), and another great place to stay.
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