East Coast Tour – Scarboro’, Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hood’s Bay

26 05 2019

Early March
As mentioned in my Hole of Horcum post, Richard and I had been gifted a free night away and had extended it to a 3-day trip to the East Coast and the North York Moors. This is a general, mainly photos post featuring the main locations… Read the rest of this entry »

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Yorkshire East Coast Tour – Sandsend

18 05 2019

March 2019
We actually visited Sandsend twice out of the three days we did on the Yorkshire Coast/North York Moors. That’s because, on the first day we visited, it was shut! Read the rest of this entry »





Hole of Horcum, North York Moors

12 05 2019

Wed 20 March 2019
Richard had been bought a great Christmas present by his sister – a free night’s hotel stay in one of several locations. We picked The Downe Arms Hotel in Wykeham – 6 miles west of Scarborough and booked an extra two nights to go with it. This meant we would be on the edge of the North York Moors – a beautiful walking area. The ‘Hole of Horcum’ was one of the places I was most keen to visit for a walk… Read the rest of this entry »





Whinfell Ridge – Cracking Ridge but a Long Finish

4 05 2019

Sat 6 Apr 2019
My friend Simon and I found we had one of the same ambitions – that of doing the Whinfell Ridge between the A6 and the M6. While I’m perfectly happy to wander along these lonely hills on my own, company can really liven up the day and make the miles go quicker so we agreed to meet up one day in April to do it. This was the day – and what a cracking day out it was! 🙂

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Alcock Tarn Evening Walk

29 03 2019

Feb 2019
The evening before my Fairfield walk, I’d arrived at our hotel in what was a gorgeous late afternoon – sunny and very warm. Richard hadn’t yet arrived so I decided that, although there was only an hour and a half of daylight left, I ought to at least go up to the lovely Alcock Tarn with my camera! Read the rest of this entry »





Binsey & Whittas Park in the Snow

8 03 2019

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Still getting going in the hills after the hip op but this was before the last post where I finally managed to get into the bigger hills at last (Fairfield/Blencathra). I’ve been waiting for my film using up/processing though…


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Fairfield & Great Rigg on a Dire Day

14 02 2019

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Richard and I have a yearly trip to our most luxurious hotel in Grasmere once a year – generally in February. For this year’s trip, Richard expressed an interest in doing Fairfield from the hotel. Never one to discourage Richard being keen on a walk (he can be unenthusiastic), I readily agreed – but I did have a few doubts about whether I was up to such a large hill – since my hip op, I’ve only really been doing small hills under 2000 feet. Fairfield is over 2800 feet… Read the rest of this entry »