Category Archives: Yorkshire

Autumn Stroll Around Eastrington Ponds

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There’s something particularly beautiful about Autumn – the colours, the crisp air and the low sun that casts the most wonderful low shadows.  I’m spending a lot of time at my desk at the moment, so I’m trying to make … Continue reading

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Illuminated Abbey Highlights Whitby’s Gothic Beauty

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This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Illuminated Abbey event at Whitby Abbey, the ruins of which inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sitting on the cliff overlooking the idyllic fishing port of Whitby, the 13th-century ruins of the abbey … Continue reading

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A Sunny Autumn Morning At Castle Howard

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This is Castle Howard, one of the most beautiful places in England in my humble opinion. Some of you may recognise it from screen adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, in which the house played as much of a starring role as any of the actors. … Continue reading

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A Watercolour Sunset Over Royd Moor, South Yorkshire

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I snapped this on my iPhone on the way to my other half’s parents in Penistone, South Yorkshire. I like it because the sky looks like a watercolour painting, with thick brushstrokes of amber, blue and grey. But look closer and … Continue reading

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Heather On The North York Moors

There’s something about the North York Moors that is magical. Barren, windswept and without a tree in sight, moorland is seemingly habitable for only the hardiest of creatures – predominantly sheep and grouse. Yet for just a short period each … Continue reading

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Poems, Prayers And The Promise Of A Good Night’s Sleep In Hawnby, North Yorkshire

With such a big wide world out there, it’s easy to forget the beauty on your doorstep. But with the North York Moors just an hour or so drive away from my front door, it certainly would be foolish to … Continue reading

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A Heated Pool, A Literary Classic And A Legendary Outlaw – The Hidden History Of Hathersage

This pretty Peak District village may surprise with a heated outdoor pool, a literary past and the grave of a legendary outlaw among its sights. Continue reading

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