Category Archives: Yorkshire 2006

Just made it…

I woke up at 4:30 for some obscure reason then went back to sleep until 6 when the alarm went off. We hit the road by 7. We had to get to Guildford by 1 as this was when Hertz … Continue reading

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Rude family from Leeds

My early morning walk today took me to the one corner of the village I’d yet to visit, high above Roxby Manor by Highfield Grange and across the fields. A lovely feeling of being in the open with the wind … Continue reading

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Then I walked in without a hat

Up for my usual walk. Today I mounted Roxby Hill and checked out the manorial earthworks, wandering down to the dismantled railway – there is NO sight of it any more. Both were apparently once great structures, both are now … Continue reading

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Having made no offence, I need no trial

I saw a barn owl! I was walking up towards a field to the west of the village when a car suddenly pulled up following a sheep dog. A woman leapt out and raced over to a field gate saying … Continue reading

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Oswy-by-his-mother-lay

Up at 7 and out for a short morning walk at 8. The day is clearer than it has been but there’s an omnipresent threat of rain hanging over the hills. I walked up passed All Saints church and made … Continue reading

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Drinking the dead

First day of a new year and Mirinda wanted to rise early so we could go and visit the Bronte’s at Haworth (pronounced “How-eth”). It’s about 60 miles away so we were away by 8:30. Mirinda’s theory was that we … Continue reading

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Chips in Whitby

Up at 7:15 and off on a walk by 8 as the sun struggled to appear above the horizon. Actually that’s not exactly correct, I didn’t actually see the sun until about 11. Yesterday I picked up a booklet containing … Continue reading

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By God, I will neither go nor hang

Bob & Claire picked us up at 8:30 and we were packed and on the road by 8:45. The weather report was full of doom and gloom, massive storms and gale forced winds across all of England, Scotland, Wales and … Continue reading

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