Category: Yorkshire

A Christmas Evening Walk Around York

York, a beautiful place to walk around any time of year, but Christmas makes the City come even more alive. Lights adorning landmarks and bridges. The Christmas market in full flow with the cold evenings extra revellers. A perfect time of year too, to spend an evening, walking with camera, looking out for unique scenes as well as the known hotspots. I have walked around York many a time, be it the short, historic route around the City Walls, or through the middle on a busy shopping day. York has so much to offer for all kinds of tastes....

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Hull Streetlife Museum – A Time Travelling Experience

The Streetlife Museum in Kingston-Upon-Hull is a transport museum with a whole lot to offer, and over the last few visits with my family has built some fun memories too. The 1940’s high street grabs my imagination every time, with perfectly designed shops set out as they would have been including a pharmacy, complete with original fixtures and fittings. There’s a grocer’s shop, and sweet shop too, and all so realistic it’s almost like time travel. Purpose built and opened in 1989 by MP John Prescott, the  transport history at the Streetlife Museum goes way back at least 200 years, from Bicycles to horse drawn carriages and cars, busses, trains and trams plus a...

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Scenes Above The River Ouse, Yorkshire

When I am not travelling I don’t take that as an excuse to sit still. Even around home I still get out as much as possible to wander the world around. I am lucky in that locally, near Nether Poppleton, on the outskirts of York, I have a beautiful stretch of the River Ouse to walk along. Each time I go walking the light can make the experience completely different to the last. And can get spectacular at sunrise and sunset. I have walked many a mile beside the river, be it on a dog walk, with family, or...

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A Walk Around Whitby

Whitby has a lot to offer for enthusiasts of a whole variety of interests. History, vampires, sea-food, super views and plenty of walks. It is a place my parents took me a few times as a young child. We had an afternoon free, why stay around the house, was time to take a drive up to North Yorkshire and Whitby! Even though a cloudy and cool day it was perfect for a refreshing few hours outside and away. The drive here shows how isolated it can be. Constrained by the North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby can feel cut away on...

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Byland Abbey – The 12th Century Cistercian Inspiration

Byland Abbey, North Yorkshire is one of those ruins that the more you delve into its history, the more you learn that this was once a great and inspirational Abbey for the whole of Northern England. Especially in size and architecture. A history that dates back to the 12th Century and the Cistercian Church. For Byland Abbey was once known as one of the greatest Abbeys in England and in the 14th Century was names as one of the shining lights of the North. Also known as one of the finest 12th Century churches in Europe. It was, by...

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An Autumn Walk Through Red House Wood, Moor Monkton (Video)

A sunny Autumnal day, blue skies, still air and a freshness on the face. A perfect day for a woodland walk. The colours of the trees changing to browns, reds, yellows and the conifers holding firm with the green. I love walking at this time of year, the colours and weathers bring out even more motivation. Here is a video with a few clips of a local walk through Red House Wood, Moor Monkton, North Yorkshire. Red House Wood is one of those little woodlands that being unknown to many yet off the main roads can mean you get...

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