Tag Archives: North Yorkshire

Whitby Weekend: The Crypt at Lastingham

A few of us made our way down the stone steps of St Mary’s in Lastingham, into the crypt where the bones of St Cedd are reputedly buried. To do so is to step back in history and be outside … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: A Coastline of Ghosts

It felt odd driving down the steep hill to Runswick Bay. I had walked down… and back up… that hill so many times before, equipped with a bucket and spade or a fossil hammer, skipping along beside my grandparents. Little … Continue reading

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Let go… G. Michael Vasey

Gary continues to share his experiences on the recent weekend workshop in North Yorkshire: The last time I visited Whitby Abbey I was a boy. I recall little of it. Just that I was bored. Of course, I have been … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Waylaid by wyverns

We didn’t have to go back the long way, but we did. My companion, knowing full well that the moors of North Yorkshire would be calling, and responding to squeaks from the driver’s seat as the hills came into view, … Continue reading

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An unexpected guide

The hill was barely visible through the sudden mist that had descended to shroud the morning, a hill we needed to climb. There was, though, no sign of a path by which to reach it…and no-one in this wild landscape … Continue reading

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Rooted in the land – Rain in Ryedale

By the time we reached Helmsley it was raining in good earnest. The landscape was wreathed in the misty watercolours of Turner who loved to paint in this part of the world, the streets of the little market town simply … Continue reading

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Rooted in the land – The long way home

I am not entirely sure whether it was simply an opportunistic trip… as we were already so far north… or whether it was designed to ensure I didn’t cry as I left the moors. The one time we had been … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: Whitby

A bitterly cold day in mid-January is not, I have to say, the ideal time to go to the seaside. Especially not in North Yorkshire. But go we did. I have fond memories of Whitby as a child…sitting on the … Continue reading

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